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Behavior Intervention/Red Flag Training


Behavior Intervention/Red Flag Training Announcement

The Wellness Council will sponsor Behavior Intervention/Red Flag Training on Friday, November 14th from 8:30am-10:00am Central time in GEB A104. We encourage faculty and staff to attend, especially departmental level and administrative staff who regularly receive and make student behavioral referrals. This training will provide behavior intervention information, resources, and protocols for faculty and staff to assist in addressing the needs of students exhibiting behaviors that may potentially cause “risk/threat to self or others” or who are experiencing significant behavioral disturbances. Specifically, the training focuses on the integration of UTHSC Behavior Intervention Team (BIT) and college/departmental personnel procedures and protocols that promote collaborative and purposeful interventions aimed at helping students achieve success. Training will also include examples of “red flag behaviors” that should be referred to college administrations, the UTHSC Office of Student Affairs, or university administration for entry into PAVE, the electronic campus system for reporting and tracking concerning student behaviors.

Following this presentation, faculty/staff will be able to do the following:

  1. Define low-risk behaviors, including those that may need to be referred to other offices (student affairs, academic support, college administrators, low level counseling, student health services, etc.).
  2. Identify the steps to notify BIT to initiate interventions so that the issues or behaviors may be “headed off before they escalate.”
  3. Utilize the UTHSC BIT procedure/protocol to report behaviors or issues that raise more serious concerns about a student’s well-being, stability, risk/threat of harm to self/campus, others, or violence.
  4. Identify “red flag behaviors” that should be referred to college administration and/or the Office of Student Affairs for entry in PAVE.

The training will be broadcast to the following locations on the Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga campuses:

Nashville: Room 201

Knoxville: Pharmacy Room 306

Chattanooga: College of Medicine Dean’s Conference Room

If you plan to participate the training, please RSVP to Terri Fought at tfought@uthsc.edu or (901)-448-8014 with the location you will be attending.