The Behavioral Concerns Team has established these guidelines for
their work, and will update or alter
these procedures, as needed:
- The BCT will meet on a regular basis to review
possible concerns submitted in person or by way of the online reporting form.
- In addition to the regularly scheduled meeting
times, the BCT will meet when a possible threat is identified that requires
immediate assessment. After notification, the BCT will assess the behavior
reported and act accordingly.
- For each concern, the BCT will assess the
potential danger, explore possible outcomes of various approaches to managing
the possible concern/threat, and then implement a plan.
- After the plan is implemented, the team will
be responsible for coordinating follow-up to insure that the threat has been
- Record of all BCT incidents, plans, and follow-ups
will be maintained in confidential files.
- The team recognizes and respects that certain
members of the University community will have legal and ethical limitations on
information that may be shared when discussing a concern. It is the
responsibility of each team member to exercise his or her best professional
judgment in determining what information may be shared.
- All members of the BCT will maintain
confidentiality of all persons involved unless it is necessary to notify or
consult with others in which their input would be necessary to the resolution
of a specific behavioral concern. Members of the BCT will balance the need
to protect the individual and/or group and the safety concerns of the Dominican
community. In all cases, safety of the individual and group has priority
- The BCT meets as needed to review campus
issues, and, if needed, revise the policies and procedures under which it
IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY, AT
ANY TIME, CONTACT CAMPUS SAFETY AND SECURITY IMMEDIATELY AT 708-524-5999. The office is available 24 hours a day to dispatch emergency calls. The Dispatcher will
engage the necessary protocol or emergency response.