A Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) has been created at WMCC. The goals of BIT are to:
- Prevent crises before they occur through the provision of outreach and educational programming, consultation, appropriate assessment and referrals;
- Ensure that students whose behavior is of concern are contacted through follow-up processes and have access to the appropriate services so that they have the opportunity to improve their welfare;
- Create a unified reporting and tracking system that will allow members of the BIT to observe patterns of behavior that may elicit assessment and to provide a documented response to distressed students.
The BIT meets regularly to discuss non-emergency situations and routine incidents. When a report is deemed urgent, the team, or subset of the team, is ready for an immediate response.
Reporting Incidents to the BIT:
Anyone may report behaviors that concern them to the BIT. These reports can be anonymous, if individuals so desire. Each report should include as much detail as possible about the behavior and/or incident of concern. Once a report is submitted, the individual will receive an acknowledgement of receipt if he/she indicated an email address. The BIT encourages the reporting of student behaviors that are of concern.
The Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) Incident Report is available on our website on the Student Services page at http://www.wmcc.edu/behavioral-intervention-team-bit-incident-report
This information will be used to reach out to the impacted individuals and connect him/her with appropriate support services. The information provided (including the reporting party) is CONFIDENTIAL.
Members of the BIT team are Emily Elliott, Kathy Sosny, Lynn Moore, Gretchen Taillon, Melanie Robbins, Fran Rancourt and Martha Laflamme.
Behavioral Intervention Team Contacts:
Name Ext. Direct Line Location Email
Emily Elliott, College Counselor 3058 342-3058 Room 105 email@example.com
Kathy Sosny, 3059 342-3059 Room 104 firstname.lastname@example.org
ASC Director/ Disability Coordinator
Gretchen Taillon, 3003 342-3003 Room 102 email@example.com
Human Resources/President’s Assistant
Melanie Robbins 3093 342-3093 Littleton firstname.lastname@example.org
Coordinator, Littleton Academic Center