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Managing complex student and staff behaviours. Sally Trembath Manager Mental Health and Safer Community Programs Health, Wellbeing and Development. Managing complex student and staff behaviours. Define the problem, impact and risk

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Managing complex student and staff behaviours

Sally Trembath

Manager

Mental Health and Safer Community Programs

Health, Wellbeing and Development

managing complex student and staff behaviours
Managing complex student and staff behaviours
  • Define the problem, impact and risk
  • The Monash context: mental health and safer community frameworks
  • Services, and resources for early help seeking and intervention
  • Information sharing
  • Panel, Q and A
  • Key messages
behaviour management in the university
Behaviour management in the University

When does the University’s tolerance of diversity and eccentricity bow to the need for containment and control?

Professor James Ogloff

problem behaviours in a university community
Problem behaviours in a University community
  • Disgruntled students and staff, complainants
  • Threateners, may or may not be harmless
  • Personal, domestic disputes
  • Criminals
  • Abusive students or co-workers
  • Abusive supervisors
  • Mentally ill
defining the problem

University

community

Academic

unit

Defining the problem

Society

Individual

table discussion
Table discussion
  • Examples of complex cases
  • Discuss impact on yourself and others
  • Write case scenario describing behaviours and context
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The safer community program and mental health strategy, a collaborative approach to behaviour management in order to:

  • enable early intervention for better mental health outcomes
  • mitigate the risk of threatening behaviour escalating to violence
  • minimise the impact of disturbed behaviour on others
  • ensure risk is contained in a fair and humane way
mental health and safer community framework
Mental health and safer community framework

High risk

specialised response

Low risk

local response by many

safety of the individual and the community
Safety of the individual and the community

Safer community

Mental health

Crisis response

Remove threat and support those impacted

External specialist referral

Coordinated threat management and engagement of police, Forensicare. Support to those impacted

Counselling and brief multi-modal intervention

Risk assessment, coordinated case management and support to those impacted

Early intervention and help seeking.

Psychological first aid

Early local containment, information gathering, advice and referral

Mental health promotion and resilience programs

Safety awareness and crime prevention programs

social and academic functioning scale saf
Social and academic functioning scale (SAF)
  • Adapted from the GAF
  • Promotes early identification of students having difficulties to minimise disruption to their studies
  • Provides clear and common language around observable behaviours
  • Guides appropriate response
  • Increases awareness of behaviours requiring containment
  • Indicates referral and service pathways
community care line 9905 1599
Community Care Line : 9905 1599

Central point of enquiry for information, advice and support for students and staff who:

  • Feel threatened or unsafe
  • Have concerns about someone else’s behaviour or wellbeing
  • Have received unwanted attention
  • Are worried about someone harming themselves or someone else

May be referred to the Safer Community Unit to lead a coordinated management plan

risk management group
Risk Management Group
  • Purpose is to meet regularly to monitor risks to the safety of any part of the University community that arise from the conduct of individuals within or in contact with the University community
  • Members: Solicitor’s office, Human Resources, Occupational Health and Safety, Disability Unit, Residential Services, Mental Health, Safer Community
  • Clear terms of reference for sharing information in order to manage and mitigate risk
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Glenda Beecher, Deputy University Solicitor:

Information sharing , clarification of privacy and confidentiality

  • Andrew Picouleau, Director Workplace Relations and Deputy HR DD:

Mental Health provision for staff in the EB

table discussion1
Table discussion
  • Scenario
  • How would you approach this situation now?
key messages
Key messages
  • You do not have to know the solution
  • There are services to help
  • For the best outcome for individuals and the community, seek advice early
  • All advice will be in line with university statutes and policies
  • Where necessary appropriate internal and external expertise will be engaged
  • Community Care Line 9905 1599