Campus Safety Training Program: Introduction to Behavioral Intervention Teams
Campus Safety Program: Introduction to Behavioral Intervention Teams is an interactive course that provides an overview of Behavioral Introduction Teams. It identifies the role and purpose of a Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) and reviews key terminology associated with a BIT. Additionally, strategies to implement a BIT in any school will be explored. Finally, an overview of the role of a school resource officer in a BIT will be discussed.
COURSE RUN TIME: 1 HOUR
About This Course
The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice and National Institute of Justice funded the National Policing Institute (formerly the National Police Foundation) to implement a project in 2015 to track incidents of averted school violence on a national level. As of April 2018, 51 reports had been filed, although it is suspected that many more incidents have gone unreported. An “averted incident” is defined as a planned violent attack on school grounds that is prevented before injury or loss of life has occurred. In tracking these incidents, five key actions have been identified to improve school safety, ranging from well-defined and practiced active shooter plans to focused plans promoting personal relationships with students. Also listed as a key action is the development and consistent involvement of a multi-functional case-management team for review of concerning behavior.  These teams, commonly referred to as Behavioral Intervention Teams (BIT) are the focus of this introductory training module.
This training is designed to assist campus safety stakeholders in examining foundational components and appropriate applications of a BIT in the efforts to prevent school violence. Training will address the role and purpose of a BIT, key terminology associated with a BIT, strategies to implement a BIT in any school, and an overview of the role of a school resource officer in a BIT.
Upon completion of this training, learners will be able to:
- Describe the role and purpose of a BIT
- Define terminology associated with a BIT
- Explain ways to implement a BIT in any school
- Summarize the role of a school resource officer in a BIT
Participants should expect to spend approximately 1 hour reviewing the content and resources in this course.
This tuition-free online training was developed by the National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College and was originally supported by cooperative agreement 2017-CK-WX-K007 by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.
 Frank Straub, Sarah Solano, and John Rosiak, “How Schools Have Successfully Prevented Violence,” Education Week online, April 9, 2018. https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2018/04/11/how-schools-have-successfully-prevented-violence.html?qs=police+foundation.
This course is ideal for school personnel, law enforcement including school resource officers, and campus safety professionals.
The National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College (NCJTC) is dedicated to equipping criminal justice professionals and service providers with the right training and tools to affect lasting and meaningful change in the communities they serve. As a leading national criminal justice training organization, we deliver quality innovative training, expert instruction, and technical assistance solutions for combating prevailing public safety and community challenges.