A Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) has been created at WMCC.  Do you know what the BIT is, and what they do?

The goals of BIT are as follows:

  • 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.

Members of the BIT team are Mark Desmarais, Helen Anzalone, James Astuto, Melanie Robbins, and Jeff Swayze.

Behavioral Intervention Team Contacts:

Name                                                    Ext.          Phone            Location 

Mark Desmarais, VP   
Student Affairs                                    3009       342-3009         Room 120

Melanie Robbins, Academic
Centers Coordinator                          3093        342-3093         Littleton/NC

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 or incident of concern.  Once a report is submitted, the individual will receive an acknowledgment of receipt if he or she indicated an email address.  The BIT encourages the reporting of student behaviors that are of concern.

This information will be used to reach out to the affected individuals and connect each individual with appropriate support services. The information provided (including the reporting party) is CONFIDENTIAL.

To report an incident, use the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) Incident Report.