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 Supportive Intervention Team (SIT)

Jerica Turek-Johnson

SIT conducts behavioral threat assessments for persons who might pose a safety risk to themselves or others. SIT is a collaboration among key College departments and engages the College's resources to:                                                                    

  • Investigate concerning behavior and assess the level of threat
  • Develop and implement an intervention plan for the safety of all
  • Identify sources of support for the person of concern
  • Provide ongoing support and monitoring

Reporting a Student or Employee of Concern

In an emergency:  CONTACT SECURITY IMMEDIATELY by pressing the  Blue Light on any of the security phones located throughout the building or by calling (312) 850-7168. Threats toward others and suicidal threats and/or gestures always constitute an emergency.                                                                  
In a non-emergency:  Notify SIT using the online Person of Concern Report Form. Submit the form as soon as possible but no later than 24 hours after learning of the concerning situation. DO NOT USE THIS FORM TO REPORT AN EMERGENCY.                                                                   

Other helpful resources

Consultation for faculty and staff for referring a distressed person to the Wellness Center.                                                                                                 

SIT Members

                 David Sander​s                                      
  Inesha Kelly                    
       Dean, Adult Education                              
John Kelly           
 Veterans Services Specialist                
      Tammy Scott-Brand                             
     Dean, Nursing​                              
Gissella Limon   
          Director, Safety & Security​                      

      Lisa Willis                            
Dean, Student Services                
       Glasetta Barksdale                       
       Associate Dean, Instruction                      
Barbara Meschino               
Interim Associate Dean, Health Sciences​             
       Nitoya Brown                   
         Director, Disability Access Center
      Lisa Willis                              
        Dean, Student Services                           
               Seth Baker                             
Human Resources Business Partner             
Patricia Cuevas                   
Associate Dean, Student Development             

To Whom Do I Report My Concerns?

Become informed about these categories of behavior to know when to report to SIT and to determine the priority order for reporting/referring a person of concern to other College resources:                                                                 

Distressed:  The behavior causes concern solely for the student’s well-being.                                                                      

Disturbed: The behavior may be highly inappropriate, irrational, or delusional and makes others uncomfortable.                                                                       

Disruptive: The behavior interrupts the classroom or work environment and represents an escalation of distress and/or inner disturbance.                                                                      

Dangerous:  The behavior threatens the safety and well-being of others.                                                                  
Keep in mind that the 4 Ds merely provide guidelines for where to go with your concerns, and many situations will not cleanly fit into a distinct category. If you need further guidance, contact the SIT Chair, the Dean of Student Services, the HR Director, or the Wellness Center Manager.                                                                 

Definitions of the 4Ds:

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Examples of Each of the 4Ds:

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Guidelines for What to Do:4 Ds what to do FINA.gif

Flow Chart for Handling of Submitted Person of Concern Report Form                                                                     

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Faculty & Staff

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Contact Information

(312) 850-7168
1900 West Jackson
Chicago , IL 60612
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​Related Services & Resources                                                             

Online Person of Concern Report Form                                                             

Safety & Security                                                             

Wellness Center                                                             

Student Policy Manual