Student Behavioral Intervention Team

What We Do

Miramar College's Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) is designed to assist faculty, staff, and students when confronted with situations in which a student is displaying behavior of a non-threatening mental health concern. The Team evaluates each referral efficiently and individually to provide proper follow up resources to the student in question and/or consultation with campus resources.

The BIT process does not handle faculty classroom management, disciplinary processes, and/or public safety responses to incidents.

If you have a life threatening emergency dial 9-911 from any district phone or 911 from a pay or cell phone first. Then notify College Police dispatch at (619) 388-6405. The TTY number is (619) 388-6419.

What to Report

In general, any behavior that raises concern for a student's well-being should be reported. General examples include but are not limited to: depressed or withdrawn affect, significant anxiety or stress, concerning pictures or statements (of a non-threatening nature) written within homework/quizzes, concerning comments regarding their personal life, classmate(s) reporting a concern about a student's behavior to you. Additional examples are provided on the Frequently Asked Questions page. Behaviors of concern might be observed in a number of different locations such as in a classroom, service location or office.

How to Report

Please use any of the options listed below. We PREFER that you use the BIT Referral Form.

  1. Complete the BIT Referral Form. This form is located under IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS.
  2. Save the document as a PDF.
  3. Email the DL for Miramar Behavioral Intervention Team using Outlook at work or Outlook Web Access from a different location.
  4. If you are using a public computer, please be sure to delete the saved document.
  5. For answers to other questions you might have, visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Resources

 

Behavioral Intervention FAQ

Why develop a Behavioral Intervention Team?

Miramar College's Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) was developed to provide an efficient method to collect and follow up upon reported student concerns. The BIT's makeup, functions and goals are similar to team models within institutions of higher education across the United States. The “team” approach expedites intervention versus relying upon a single individual to report concerns.

Important Documents

Behavioral Reference Guide

Community Mental Heath Resources

List of Help Lines

Referral Form