Behavioral Intervention Team Committee

About the Committee

What is the Behavioral Intervention Team?

The Behavioral Intervention Team, or BIT, at Porterville College is a group of staff members from various departments across campus who meet regularly to address behavioral concerns that include:

  • Repeated threats of suicide
  • Violence against others
  • Violent or strange behavior

The BIT's goal is to successfully engage support and minimize the concerns associated with sutdents in distress. Accomplishing these goals requires a coordinated institutional response that includes all members of the college community.


Vice President of Student Services (chair) 

Student Services Director 

Human Resources Manager 

Safety and Security Program Manager 

DRC Counselor 

Mental Wellness Counselor 

Faculty Member, Instruction




The Behavioral Intervention Team provides proactive assessment and early intervention to individuals who are exhibiting concerning behaviors, to both support students and assist faulty/staff. The team is committed to ensuring community wellness and safety to the campus community by providing an environment where individuals are free to work and learn in a safe and supportive environment. 



  • Provide de-escalation tools and training for the campus community.
  • Provide training and awareness to the campus community in managing and maintaining a safe environment conducive to learning.
  • Develop strategies that best utilize campus and community resources to assist students, faculty, and staff to address early intervention.
  • Develop a Behavior Intervention Team workflow and individualized plans based on referrals.
  • Intervene early. Provide support and timely response to students displaying a varying levels of disruptive, disturbed, or distressed behaviors.
  • Utilize behavior intervention best practices.

Meeting Times

The meetings are held twice per month on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 3:00pm. For sensitive or extreme cases the team will meet more frequently or as needed.

Last Meeting

Behavioral Intervention Team Committee Meeting - September 25th, 2018