To make a referral, use the Converse Cares Alert Form. You will be asked for basic information about the student, how to contact you (in case the Behavioral Intervention Team has follow-up questions) and for a description of the incident or behaviors that prompted the referral. You can also submit the form anonymously.
If you feel there is an immediate threat, call Converse Campus Safety at 864.596.9026, or call 911 and tell dispatch where you are on campus.
You are the Behavioral Intervention Team’s best resource because you are familiar to the student. If you are comfortable doing so, tell the student that you are concerned and ask if he/she is OK. In many cases students will indicate that he/she could use some help and you can refer them to the Wellness Center.
Who can make a Behavioral Intervention Team referral?
Anyone who feels that someone of the Converse community is a threat to themselves and/or the community can make a Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) referral; including students, parents, faculty and staff, and other community members.
How do I know if it is a BIT issue or if it is more appropriately handled by other campus resources?
You do not have to make this determination; the BIT will do it for you. The most critical step is that you voice the concern to the BIT. If another campus resource is more appropriate, the BIT will refer the student and handle the transfer of information.