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Behavioral Intervention Team

When Do I Make a BIT Report?

In general, any behavior that raises concern for a student's well-being should be reported. Report any behavior that causes you concern or may make others feel unsafe.  Err on the side caution when deciding to report, even if you are not sure or just want the information tracked to monitor a pattern of behavior.

If You Have Witnessed:

Distressed Behavior

Students who may be emotionally troubled and/or affected by situational stressors and traumatic event(s).

Disturbed or Disruptive Behavior

Students who may be behaviorally disruptive, acting in an unusual or bizarre fashion, may be destructive and harmful to self or others, and may be abusing substances.

Self-injurious Behavior

Students may be suicidal, para-suicidal (extreme cutting, eating disordered), engaging in risk-taking behaviors (e.g. substance abuse), may be hostile, aggressive, relationally abusive, and may be deficient in skills that regulate emotion, cognition, self, behavior, and relationships.

Signs of what to look for:

Physical Signs

  • Significant changes in energy
  • Frequent state of intoxication
  • Significant weight loss
  • Worrisome changes in hygiene
  • Noticeable cuts, bruises and burns
  • Sleeping in class or at other inappropriate times

 

Emotional Signs

  • Inappropriate emotional outbursts
  • Direct statements indicating distress
  • Expressions of hopelessness or suicide
  • Peer concerns for another student
  • Exaggerated personality traits (more withdrawn or animated than usual)

 

Academic Signs

  • Deterioration in academic work
  • Disorganized or erratic performance
  • Repeated absences and missed assignments
  • Ranting or threatening emails
  • Continual seeking of special provisions

 

How Do I Report a Concern?

Individuals may submit a report about a person of concern in a few different ways:


Telephone numbers are accessible to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing through the Georgia Relay by dialing 711 or 1-800-255-0056 from a TTY/TDD.

Los números de teléfono son accesibles a las personas que son sordos o con pérdida de la audición a través de Georgia Relay marcando 711 o 1-800-255-0056 de TTY/TDD.

Locations

Waycross Alma Baxley
1701 Carswell Ave 101 West 17th St 1334 Golden Isles Pkwy, W
Waycross, Georgia 31503 Alma, Georgia 31510 Baxley, Georgia 31513
912.287.6584 912.632.0951 912.367.1700
877.332.8682    
  Camden Golden Isles
  8001 The Lakes Blvd 3700 Glynco Pkwy
  Kingsland, Georgia 31548 Brunswick, Georgia 31525
  912.510.3327 912.262.4999
     
  Hazlehurst Jesup
  677 Douglas Hwy 1777 West Cherry St
  Hazlehurst, Georgia 31539 Jesup, Georgia 31545
  912.379.0041 912.427.5800

 

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