Behavioral Intervention Team

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What is the Behavioral Intervention Team?

PPSC’s Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) is a team of individuals across campus who are trained and focused on supporting a safe learning and working environment for the college community.

Team members include:

PPSC's BIT is Part of a National Organization

The PPSC Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) is a member of the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NBITA). Each of the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) colleges has a behavioral intervention team that works similarly to PPSC’s. PPSC's BIT is committed to making sure we are prepared and equipped to support students as they pursue their education at PPCC.

When should you make a report?

You should report if someone you know is experiencing …

  • Personal problems
  • Family problems
  • Changes in behavior
  • Changes in appearance
  • Health problems
  • Crying
  • Talking to self
  • Poor attendance
  • Changes in social interactions  
  • Appearance of substance or alcohol abuse
  • Expresses dark thoughts
  • Changes in communication 
  • Being bullied
  • Writing or making disturbing comments.

These and other behaviors may be a signal that a someone is in need of support. PPSC is its strongest when each of us takes the time to actively care about each other. If you think a student may need support, submit a report! You may report anonymously, and please know that PPSC's BIT takes all reports seriously. The earlier we know something is going on, the sooner we can help.

If someone is an immediate danger to themselves or someone else, CALL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY.

What Happens When You Make a Report?

  • The PPSC Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) receives your report immediately after you click submit.
  • We review your report and will contact you (if you’ve provided contact information) if we need more information.
  • PPSC's BIT assesses the case and creates an appropriate intervention for the student.
  • Within privacy-law boundaries, we may provide you an update.

What PPSC's Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) Does in 3 Simple Steps

  1. Gather data – report intake and initial follow-up with reporters.
  2. Data analysis – use of objective rubric to assess data (NaBITA Threat Assessment Tool).
  3. Intervene – engage the PPSC resources best equipped to support the student.
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