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University of Alaska Anchorage

Presentation for Governance Board

UAA Careteam

Part One

An Introduction:Careteam University of Alaska Anchorage Behavioral Intervention Team

Dean of Students Office

University of Alaska Anchorage

UAA Careteam

Behavioral Intervention Teams Originated as a Response to Violence on Campus(Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007)

  • Since 1966, there have been 88 shooting deaths at various U.S. universities and college campuses

  • In 2000 the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management was founded (NCHERM)

  • In 2009 the National Association for Behavioral Intervention Teams Association was formed

  • In 2010 UAA started formalizing the foundation for a Behavior intervention team—Using the Best Practice in the Field

Elements of BIT Best Practices

  • Focus on student-based risks, as well as faculty and staff

  • Integration with campus risk management programs and risk mitigation strategies

  • Using formalized protocols of explicit engagement techniques and strategies

  • Fostering a comprehensive reporting culture within the institution

  • Training and educating the community identifying and reporting concerning behavior

  • Comprehensive databases for longitudinal monitoring and identifying behavior patterns and trends;

  • Record keeping and record management best practices

  • Performing interventions and assessing for effectiveness

  • Threat assessment w/in the BIT model- Using risk rubrics to classify threats

  • Threat assessment tools — use, value and application

  • Incorporating violence risk assessment as a team function

UAA Careteam

Careteam's Focus


    • Individual Care—Reach out, Offer Solutions

    • Community Safety—Solutions focus on the balance community needs

    • De-escalate situations quickly


    • Address Underlying causes of concerning behavior

    • Catch the problem before it becomes bigger

    • Create a Bystander awareness vs. Big Brother Mentality


    • Increase Reports, Increase response

    • Increase Response, Decrease escalating behaviors

      “Carefrontation”with lower risk cases = Prevention

      “Sense Something…Say Something...Do Something”

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    Care Team Provides Prevention……

    • As One conduit through which to funnel concerns about students

    • Encourages Anyone to Express a concern in the Spirit of community (Student, Staff, Faculty, Family, Community members)

    • Intentionally cast a “wide net” (“Sense Something”)

    • Involves a Response Team of Representatives from major campus resources

    • Key idea: collaborative consultation/joint recommendations

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    Three of 66 + Reasons Why Prevention is So Important

    • Case Western Reserve University 2003, one person killed and 2 wounded

    • Virginia Tech 2007, 33 killed

    • Northern Illinois University 2008, 5 killed

    • Incidents are rare, but each occurrence has a wide ranging impact

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    “Proactive Prevention”:Signposts and Leakage(

    Many students who initiated violence toward others “engaged in some behavior prior to the incident that cause others concern or indicated a need for help”(Vossekuil et al, 2002, Final Report and Findings of the Safe School Initative)“Nonviolent people do not 'snap' … Instead [they show] signposts along the way...A threat...brooding about frustration or disappointment, fantasies of destruction or revenge, in conversations, writing, drawing and other actions.”(“Leakage can be a cry for help, a sign of inner conflict, or boasts that may look empty but actually express a serious threat [to self or others]. Leakage is considered to be one of the most important clues that may precede [a] ...violent act.”(

    In FBI Critical Incident Response group outlines the behaviors of leakage that should be monitored as the following:

    Low Tolerance for Frustration -- Poor Coping Skills

    Lack of Resiliency --- Narcissism.

    Failed Love Relationships ----“injustice Collector”--

    Signs of Depression --- Lack of Empathy --- Alienation Dehumanizes Others --- Exaggerated Sense of Entitlement

    Attitude of superiority ---- Exaggerated Need for Attention ---Externalizes Blame --- Masks Low Self-Esteem

    Lack of Trust -- Anger Management Problems

    Intolerance --- Inappropriate Humor Seeks to Manipulate others Closed Social Group --- Change of Behavior

    - Unusual interest in Sensational violence Fascination with Violence-Filled Entertainment

    Rigid and opinionated --- Negative Role Models

    Behavior appears Relevant to Carry Out Threat


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    Common Student Mental Health Issues

    • Depression

    • Anxiety

    • Suicide Ideation

    • Alcohol Abuse

    • Eating disorders

    • Self Injury

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    The Careteam Meets for One Hour Each Week and makes recommendations to: Dr. Dewain L Lee: Dean of Students Team Members:

    • Dawn Dooley,

      Associate Dean;

      Chair of Careteam

    • Michael Votava,

      Dir. Student Conduct & Ethical Development

    • Rick Shell, Chief of Police

    • Georgia DeKeyser, Dir. of Student Health & Counseling Center

    • Ryan J. Henne, Director of Residence Life

    • Lisa Terwilliger, Careteam Coordinator

    • Jessica Mason, Counselor Liaison to the Faculty

    • Sierra Mills: Student Success Counselor

    UAA Careteam

    Part Two

    The Process:Careteam

    Dean of Students Office

    University of Alaska Anchorage

    UAA Careteam

    Referral Process

    • Begins with an Informal or Direct Written Report of concern about a particular student

    • Informal Care Team inquiries can be made by:

      Call the following & Staff with Enter a Report

      • Dean of Students office, 786-1214

      • Careteam office, 786-6065 in PSB 119

      • DOS Counselor, 786-6158

      • Email:

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    Direct Report

    Click this to submit an on-line report—that can be anonymous

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    Careteam Process for a Report

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    FY 2010: FY: 2011

    Reports: 145Reports: 185

    Follow Up: 219Follow Up: 313

    FY 2012:FY 2013

    Reports: 193Reports: 236

    Follow Up: 386Follow Up: 504

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