The Faculty/Staff Behavioral Intervention Team (FASTeam) is a hybrid of a behavioral intervention team and a threat assessment team. The FASTeam combines expertise in the areas of law enforcement, mental health, disability services, academic affairs, employee and labor relations, employment law and emergency management.
In order to promote a campus that is safe, the goal of the FASTeam, in conjunction with the student-focused Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT), is to provide an integrated and coordinated process for identifying and responding to students, faculty, staff and other individuals who may be at risk of harming themselves or others. Achieving this goal involves:
- utilizing a multidisciplinary team to review, identify and develop specific intervention/prevention strategies.
- collecting and organizing information to facilitate communication on and off campus.
- analyzing information, discerning patterns, and following up as appropriate.
- providing education and training to faculty, staff and students in how to identify and address concerning behaviors that may need further assessment or response.