|Why do we need a BIT?|
Perpetrators of serious campus violence don’t “just snap.” These incidents are not impulsive or random. Violent offenders typically plan and prepare before engaging in violent behavior; and most discuss their plans with others before the attack.
Early and appropriate interventions can greatly diminish the likelihood of violence. Information about a person’s ideas and plans for violence can be observed or discovered before harm can occur, but information available is likely to be scattered and fragmented. The key to preventing violence is to act quickly upon an initial report of concern, see who else has a piece of the puzzle, then pull all the information together to see what picture emerges.
The BIT is a centralized campus team that seeks to do away with the “information silos” that exist on campus by sharing information and coordinating TSC’s resources to address the needs of individuals who are experiencing significant behavioral disturbances.
|Last Updated on Monday, 15 July 2013 11:09|