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Behavior Intervention Team

Contact Information

Trish Blair

707-476-4289

TIPLINE
707-476-4555

About BIT


MISSION:
The Behavior Intervention Team (BIT) provides prevention, intervention and resources for students in an effort to address student behavioral issues and promote academic success and safety through appropriate and timely responses.

PURPOSE:
College of the Redwoods created BIT to address student behaviors that may be detrimental to health and safety on the campus by:

  • Balancing the individual needs of student with those of the greater campus community
  • Providing a structure positive method for addressing student behaviors that negatively impact the college community
  • Managing each case individually
  • Provide a coordinated response
  • Intervening with students before behavior reaches the level of a breach of conduct
  • Providing strategies and guidance to staff and faculty needing assistance when dealing with a student of concern.

WHAT WE CAN DO:

  • In general, any behavior that disrupts the mission or learning environment of the college or causes concern for a student's well-being could be reported to BIT. This includes:
  • Suspected violations of college policies
  • Failures in courses, excessive absence
  • Concerns about a student's physical or mental health
  • Typical outside classroom issues which should be reported include:
  • Socially inappropriate behavior
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Significant health concerns that interfere with daily functioning
  • Disclosure of significant family or relationship issues
  • Sudden or alarming changes in behavior.

The BIT will meet with referring staff and/or faculty and create a plan of intervention what is most appropriate. BIT will continue to be in communication with staff and faculty throughout the process. The goal is to support the student, staff and faculty throughout the process until the issue at hand has been maximally addressed.

HOW TO REFER:
Email or call the chair of the team:

Members

Eureka
Trish Blair
Robert Ekholdt
Matt McCann
Melissa Ruiz
Luke Biesecker
Ali Hodges
Crystal Morse
Joe Hash
Wendy Bates

Del Norte
Becky Blatnick
Rory Johnson
Philip Frenneau
Bernadette Johnson
Shannon Walkley
Tory Eagles