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Student Behavioral Review & Threat Assessment Teams

After a night of heavy partying, a student smashes some furniture in a residence hall. Was it just a one-time mistake? Or an indication of big trouble brewing? Another student reports that her former boyfriend is following her around campus and she's fed up. Does he pose a danger to her? Or is he only having trouble moving on? What if these incidents both involved the same person?

Assessing whether a person is merely going through a rough time or is verging on a full-blown crisis is the work of two specially trained, interdependent teams at CCSU. The Student Behavioral Review Team (SBRT) and the Threat Assessment Team (TAT) intervene to identify and help resolve problems that could derail or endanger an individual or the campus community as a whole.

Student Behavioral Review Team

The Student Behavioral Review Team (SBRT) is composed of professionals in counseling and health, women's advocacy, residence life, student conduct, alcohol and drug education specialists, and CCSU police.

Meeting on a regular basis, the SBRT reviews reports on students whose behavior has become a concern for a faculty or staff member or for another student. The team gathers relevant information, assesses the details for each situation, and then together determines whether and how to intervene. Sometimes, a meeting with a dean or a referral to an appropriate on-campus support service is all that is warranted. Other situations can require more complex interventions to provide more extensive care for the student.

The teams conduct regular training, guided by the concern that a student could slip through the cracks and the desire to catch them before they fall. When the team determines that a student poses an immediate threat to self or others, the SBRT will refer the case to the Threat Assessment Team.

Threat Assessment Team

The Threat Assessment Team (TAT) is made up of University administrators and CCSU Police. The program was developed with the guidance of one of the nation's top experts on campus-violence prevention, Marisa Reddy Randazzo, PhD, the former Chief Research Psychologist for the US Secret Service. 

The TAT reviews police reports or complaints and concerns expressed by faculty, staff, students, or the SBRT. Members question those who report a concern to get a better understanding of the situation. Then the team discusses its seriousness, using an assessment tool developed with guidance from Randazzo.

The team determines an appropriate course of action, which may include referring someone to counseling or for medical help, pursuing criminal charges, or barring someone from campus.

Both the SBRT and the TAT hew closely to FERPA, HIPAA, and other established regulations to ensure the individual's rights are respected.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION
In an emergency call 911.

If it's not an emergency but involves a crime or threatening situation call the CCSU Police (available around the clock) at 860-832-2375.
The members of the TAT listed below are available during normal University business hours. Referrals to the Student Behavioral Review Team can be made to Ramón Hernández  (listed below).

Nancy "Rusty" Barcelo
Interim Vice President for Diversity, Inclusion & Equity
860-832-0178

Chris Cervoni                
Police Lieutenant
860-832-2353

Sal Cintorino
Assistant Chief Admin. Officer
860-832-1889

David Dauwalder
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
860-832-2230

Ramón Hernández
Associate Dean of Student Affairs
860-832-1619

Shannon Jackson
Student Wellness Services, Counseling
860-832-1629

Michael Jasek
Vice President of Student Affairs
860-832-1608

Carolyn Magnan
Special Assistant to the President
860-832-3715

Janice Palmer
Media Relations Officer, Marketing & Communications
860-832-0065

Stephanie Reis 
Assistant Director, Student Conduct
860-832-1667

Michael Russo
Director of Counseling & Student Development
860-832-1904

Greg Sneed
Chief of Police
860-832-2377

Anna E. Suski-Lenczewski
Chief Human Resources Officer
860-832-1760

 

When potentially threatening situations become real, significant threats to the campus, the University has a comprehensive Emergency Notification System (ENS) that will deliver critical information via telephone, text message, web, and voice mail, as well as an outdoor loudspeaker system. All registered students and all faculty, staff, and other campus employees are automatically enrolled in the ENS. To review your contact information and add additional contacts, click here.

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