Behavioral Assessment Referral Team

what is b.a.r.t.?

Who should make a referral?

when do i make a referral?

what does b.a.r.t. do once a referral is made?

how do i make a referral?

who can i contact with questions?

Additional Resources

 

 WHAT IS B.A.R.T.?

The Behavioral Assessment and Referral Team (BART) serves to collect information regarding concerning or violent behavior among the campus community. BART assesses the information received and facilitates a response to the incident as appropriate.

WHO SHOULD MAKE A REFERRAL?

All members of the campus community play an important role in creating and maintaining a safe environment that supports learning and working.  Members who should make a referral include:

  • Students
  • Parents and Family Members
  • University Employees
  • Community Members

WHEN DO I MAKE A REFERRAL?

Referrals can be made 24/7 using the online referral form.  Appropriate referrals may include but are not limited to any of the following:

  • Direct or indirect threat made or present
  • Aggressive or angry outbursts 
  • Cutting or self harm
  • Bullying or harassment
  • Destructive behavior (Alcohol use, eating disturbances, threats to themselves or others)
  • Frequent Abnormal Behaviors (paranoid behaviors, visual/auditory hallucinations)
  • Erratic or lack of attendance
  • Significant change in behavior, attitude, or performance
  • Appearing tired or not interested in class
  • Alcohol and Drug Issues
  • Disruptive behavior 
  • Social withdraw
  • Eating Disorders
  • Disruptive or concerning behavior
  • Frequently Crying

When you notice any of these behaviors, please fill out a B.A.R.T. referral with as much information as you have.

WHAT DOES B.A.R.T. DO ONCE A REFERRAL IS MADE?

B.A.R.T. meets weekly to review referrals to determine the most appropriate response.  Although responses vary, there are a few common possibilities depending on the level of risk.  These possibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Receiving instructions and support for the reporter having a conversation with the student
  • A student conduct response
  • Advocacy for student services (counseling, support meetings, tutoring, health services etc.)
  • B.A.R.T. team reaching out for support to the student
  • Evaluation for medical and support services
  • Notifying University Police
  • Triage for mental health care
  • Assessment for suicidality/homicidality 

When these actions are completed, there is not notification to the reporter due to confidentiality of the B.A.R.T. team.

HOW DO I Make a REFERral?

 To refer a student to the B.A.R.T. team you will need to fill out a B.A.R.T. referral form.

  • When filling out a B.A.R.T. notification, please include the behaviors that you are noticing the person exhibit
  • Include frequency (how often, how much) and intensity of behaviors on a scale from 1-10 with 10 being the worst you could imagine the behaviors
  • Include duration of the behavior (How long do they last when they start, and how many days have you witnessed these behaviors?)
  • It is most helpful if you include your contact in the form, however, you can remain anonymous if you choose to

WHO CAN I CONTACT WITH QUESTIONS?

Matthew G. Shaffer
Director of Judicial Affairs
207 Becht Hall
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Clarion, PA 16214
P) +1 814 393 1982
E) mshaffer@clarion.edu

Additional Resources

Threat Assessment Scale

BART Resource Folder Online

Last Updated 8/2/17