Legal Considerations to Keep Students Safe & Your Institution Protected
There is no single solution that can solve the problem of disruptive or violent students on a college campus. Unfortunately, even at their very best, Behavioral Intervention Teams (BIT/BAIT) can miss concerns. However, policies that lack transparency and consistency will not only increase the likelihood of risk, but also reduce the institution’s liability should something happen.
Our expert presenters discuss the impact and evidence of BITs, how to identify behaviors of concern and the legal issues that exist.
You will explore strategies for an active-oriented approach, and what liability an institution holds should a student who is part of the conversation in a behavioral intervention team commit an act of violence.
You will gain crucial, actionable takeaways that will help you:
- Focus on a more goal-focused/action-oriented approach to behavioral intervention teams – draw from current and former legal cases in informing your decisions.
- Reinforce the differentiation between behavioral intervention teams and CARE Teams/early warning, and academic care teams – better determine risk among students, faculty and staff behavior so you can improve your ability to respond to disturbing and worrisome behavior swiftly and effectively with a coordinated and clear effort.
- Help the campus community easily and effectively report issues – gain key strategies for getting the word out so your outreach efforts reach all groups on campus.
- Discuss the legal aspects of documentation and the critical steps to take – protect yourself and your institution in managing documentation.
- Examine existing BAIT structures on your campus and propose strategies for improvement – review best practices for forming and operating an effective Behavior Assessment and Intervention Team as a risk management tool on your campus.
Dr. Marcus Hotaling currently serves as the Director for the Eppler-Wolff Counseling Center at Union College. He has been active in local and national psychological organizations, serving as the Mental Health Chair and Secretary for the American College Health Association (ACHA), the Mental Health Chair and President of the New York State College Health Association (NYSCHA), and served on the board and is the current president for the Association for University of University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD). Additionally, he currently leads the Mentoring Program for AUCCCD and a Resiliency Task Force for ACHA.
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Timothy Dunn is the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Chief Student Affairs Officer at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
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Included When You Purchase
- 90-minute online session with carefully selected expert(s)
- Unlimited access to view webinar recording on demand
- Materials for your team (handouts, discussion questions, etc.)
- Certificate of completion for each participant
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