A behavioral team is a group whose purpose is meeting regularly to support its target audience (students, employees, faculty, staff) via an established protocol. The team tracks “red flags” over time, detecting patterns, trends, and disturbances in individual or group behavior. The team receives reports of disruptive, problematic or concerning behavior or misconduct. Then, the team member conducts an investigation, conducts observations, and determines the best mechanisms for support, intervention, warning/notification and response. The team works with the school community to deploy the protocols most suitable for the student to be successful in his/her learning environment.
The behavioral team focuses a caring and preventive approach. Teams intervene with specialized knowledge to identify the earliest signs of potential crisis. The team member will meet with teachers, administration, and parents, to look for the reasons behind the behaviors and offer interventions that teach new behaviors to replace the undesired ones. They will also work to develop and implement a success plan. This plan includes student goals for stopping most disruptive student behavior.