We know that IMSA is your home away from home, and to help promote a safe and supportive environment we have created the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT), known as the BIT Care Team.
The IMSA BIT Care team is a campus-wide team of appointed Academy personnel responsible for identifying, assessing, and responding to concerns and/or disruptive behaviors by students who struggle academically, emotionally, behaviorally, or psychologically, or who present a risk to the health or safety of the Academy or its members.
What are the goals of this program?
- Provide a safe and supportive physical and emotional environment for members of the Academy community.
- Identify, assess, and intervene with individuals who are struggling or who demonstrate concerning or threatening behavior.
- Provide support and resources to community members who are concerned for another individual.
What does the IMSA BIT Care Team do?
- Develops and implements educational and training programs for all members of the Academy community regarding behavioral assessment. This includes publications and promotional materials designed to create awareness and understanding of the Team and what to refer, as well as in-person trainings to develop deeper knowledge on how to identify, support, and refer an individual of concern.
- Receives, coordinates, and assesses referrals received from faculty, staff, students, and others regarding individuals of concern.
- Coordinates interventions and resource assistance for individuals of concern.