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Student Intervention Team

 A visual representation of the units involved with the Student Intervention Team

Mission and purpose of the Student Intervention Team (SIT)

Mission

The mission of the University of New Brunswick’s Student Intervention Team is to promote and support:

  1. Our student’s health, well-being, and successful experiences by coordinating information and developing support plans for students displaying behaviours of concern
  2. The health and safety of the campus community

Purpose

The purpose of the Student Intervention Team is to serve as the coordinating hub of a network of existing resources, focused on prevention and intervention in community situations involving members experiencing distress or engaging in harmful or disruptive behaviors. The team will develop intervention and support strategies and provide case coordination and management.

How does a referral to the Student Intervention Team (SIT) work?

If a student, staff, or faculty member is concerned for the well-being of a UNB student, they can submit their concern to the Student Intervention Team (SIT). A representative from the team (usually the Student Intervention Coordinator) will assess the situation and may contact the student and ask them to come in to meet with them. During this meeting, the student will have an opportunity to share any concerns they have and offer their thoughts on ways the team may be of assistance to them. If needed or helpful, the student and the SIT representative will work together to build a student support plan. This is a plan that will assist the student in identifying resources that may be helpful for them, or may recommend ways the student could work towards positive outcomes following a negative behavioural incident.

In many cases a student may only need to meet with a SIT representative once. However, in other cases, a student may benefit from follow-up meetings in order to provide extended support.

Please contact us with any questions, concerns, or comments you may have.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Privacy and confidentiality information

The department of Student Services wishes to provide students with services that meet their needs. There may be times when the Student Intervention Coordinator will need to work with other branches of UNB and UNB Student Services to provide participating students with effective supports and services. This means that, with the student’s consent, the coordinator will collect information through meetings and interactions that may be discussed and shared between Student Support Professionals, Counselling Services, Residential Life, Health Services, Academic Advisors, Security & Traffic and faculty when necessary and only for the betterment of the student’s health, well-being and academic success. Emergency services will be contacted if ever concerns arise for the safety and security of the student and/or others.

UNB and UNB Student Services are committed to protecting the personal information of all individuals. Information is collected for the purposes of the Student Intervention Team and is related directly to and needed by UNB to administer the university/student relationship including, but not limited to, providing for the health and safety of all members of the University community.

Personal information collected under the Student Intervention Team program is collected under the authority of the New Brunswick Right to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (RTIPPA) and the Personal Health Information Privacy and Access Act (PHIPPA) and the University of New Brunswick Policy for the Protection of Personal Information and Privacy.

All participating students will be required to sign a consent form agreeing to the collection, use and disclosure of their personal information by/to the Student Intervention Team.