About the Student Behavioral Consultant Team

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Overview of the SBCT

  • The SBCT is a multidisciplinary team with representatives from the following areas:
    • University Police
    • Enrollment Management & Student Affairs
    • Hazen Center for Integrated Care
    • Student Accessibility Service
    • Residential Life/LC
    • Student Conduct
    • Academic Affairs
    • Athletics.
  • The purpose of our team is to initiate a collaborative effort to address student behaviors that are of concern to the College community and connect the student to the appropriate resources.
  • The SBCT provides a means of communicating and assessing concerns about students in order to engage in early intervention strategies that best utilize campus and community resources to assist students.
  • The SBCT is not a disciplinary team.
  • All information on students referred to the team is handled in a confidential manner.
  • SBCT protocols and procedures are developed from best practices for Behavioral Intervention Teams and in Case Management.
  • Our team meets weekly (Tuesday afternoons) to review students of concern that have been referred to the team from all areas of campus. On average, the team reviews 2 – 5 new referrals per week.
  • The SBCT hosts workshops on campus and will provide presentations to departments and offices upon request.
  • The SBCT works in collaboration with student service departments on campus and will not take the place of services such as Hazen Center for Integrated Care Counseling Center.
  • The College is a member of the national organization for behavioral intervention teams (NABITA) and SBCT members present at annual conferences and are published in the Journal on Behavioral Intervention Teams (JBIT).

Case Management Model Overview

  • The SBCT is a resource for faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • New referrals of students of concern can be submitted to our team through our online referral form. The SBCT Chair will discuss the referral with the faculty/staff member who submitted it, the behaviors of concern, provide initial options to respond to the concerning behavior, and identify what the referral source would like to have done. The chair will also gain permission to contact the student that has been referred to the team.
  • The SBCT Chair will log the referral into the Maxient (a secure content management system) and begin gathering relevant information on the student of concern to report to the team. In some cases, the Chair may immediately consult with Hazen, Health and/or Counseling Center.
  • An SBCT member works collaboratively with the referring faculty/staff member to address the concerns and provides updates to the referral source when appropriate.
  • The case is reviewed at the weekly meeting (if not sooner) where a review of all the information gathered on the student of concern is thoroughly analyzed.
  • Assessment of the case may include, but is not limited to:
    • Is the student a threat to themselves or others requiring immediate action by the College?
    • Has the student been referred to Hazen (health or counseling)?
    • Is the student connected to any of the College’s support services?
    • Who is the optimal “college official” to do an initial intervention and provide follow up with the student?
    • What are the students’ support systems?
    • Have there been prior incident reports on the student (UP, Student Conduct)?
  • Each case is rated by the use of a Priority Assessment Scale (P1, 2, 3; where P1 is given high priority) and the priority level of cases are re-assessed at weekly meetings.

New Referrals

With new referrals, the team follows the three basic steps below.

Identify
  1. Analyze the information on the student
  2. Identify the behavior(s) of concern
  3. Determine what resources the student may need
  4. Determine effective strategies to assist the student and referral source
  5. Develop a plan which may include with the faculty/staff member’s (referral source) permission reaching out to the student to schedule a meeting
Assess

Based on the information gathered on the SBCT case which may include meeting with the student and input from all team members, the team evaluates the implementation plan and refers the student to the appropriate student services departments.

Manage

The team will continue to monitor the student on a case-by-case basis, in collaboration with the referral source and/or other college officials. Highest priority cases may include continuous monitoring of the student with bi-weekly meetings held by the SBCT case manager, and/or monitoring of students through student service departments such as Residential Life. Ongoing review of the student of concern is handled by a member of the team that is closest to the student service area, by the team or by the SBCT Chair/case manager.

Last Updated 2/15/21