Incident Report

Concordia's Behavioural Support and Intervention Team (BSIT) works to maintain a healthy and safe campus environment. The team's main function is to receive reports about individuals exhibiting endangering behaviours, to assemble information from across campus departments, and to determine appropriate responses.

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This Incident Report is designed to enable all members of the Concordia community to voluntarily report endangering behaviours that may raise concerns and incidents of misconduct at Concordia University of Edmonton. An incident, in this context, is an event that does not warrant immediate intervention. The members of the team are Andrew Sterne, 780 479-9311, Barbara van Ingen, 780-479-9289, Margie Schoepp 780 479 9226 and Crystal Hamilton 780 479 9223. Feel free to contact them if you need assistance. In the event of an emergency that requires immediate intervention, call 911, and then contact campus security at 780-479-8761 or ext. 5555 from an internal phone.

If an incident arises during non-business hours and there is an immediate need to asses and/or intervene - concerned parties are directed to contact Campus Security, who is available 24 hours a day, at 780-479-8761 or ext. 5555 from an office phone.

The Incident Report will provide a mechanism for responding to individual incidents and will reveal patterns of disruptive behaviour. To assist you in completing the Incident Report, please refer to the CUE BSIT Information and Procedures document, a comprehensive guide on the behaviours that may be of concern. The report provides a standardized method for recording observations of endangering behaviours and for alerting the CUE Behavioural Support and Intervention Team of potential concerns. Information provided in the Incident Report may also be considered in determining the appropriate course of action. The information you submit will be handled confidentially, with the purpose of assisting the individual.

Individuals are allowed to make anonymous reports, however, if a name is not provided it may hamper the team's ability to seek follow-up information that may be critical in determining an appropriate course of action.


How do I know if I should report?

Concordia's Behavioural Support and Intervention Team (BSIT) works to maintain a healthy and safe campus environment. The team's main function is to receive reports about individuals exhibiting endangering behaviours, to assemble information from across campus departments, and to determine appropriate responses.

Every individual in the Concordia community of students, faculty, and staff members shares a responsibility for observing and reporting endangering behaviours. You are doing the right thing in reporting your concerns, both to help the individual whose behaviour is problematic and to protect the safety of the campus. By alerting the appropriate campus representatives you are not making a determination but making it possible for the BSIT to intervene in order to assist the individual and protect the campus.

Endangering Behaviours
The following Endangering Behaviours should be reported to BSIT:

Deliberate acts or expressions of intent to harm one's body. Examples include cutting the skin with razor blades or pieces of glass, burning or hitting oneself, picking scabs or preventing wounds from healing, hair pulling, inserting objects into one's body, or expressing thoughts of carrying out any of these behaviours.

 

Behaviour that is odd, eccentric, dramatic, erratic, anxious or inhibited. For example, you should report hostile, suspicious, and agitated behaviour, which may predict future assaultive behavior. Similarly, it is important to report if someone appears tense and on guard (i.e., looking around a lot), extreme dependency (i.e., one's personal security or self-worth requires the ongoing presence or nurturing of another person), or delusions (believing something that is not true) and hallucinations (sensing things that do not exist).  Other signs and symptoms that may indicate a loss of control are fearfulness or anger.  The individual may speak quickly and loudly, and is hard to interrupt.

Someone who consumes drugs and/or alcohol even though it has a negative impact on their schoolwork, job, or relationships; someone who is preoccupied with drugs/alcohol, or someone who noticeably increases their usual consumption.

 

CUE BSIT Procedures:

Anyone can make a referral to the BSIT. All matters discussed with the BSIT are highly confidential.

 

Call the Edmonton Police at 911 and then call Campus Security at 780-479-8761. Then submit a BSIT incident report form. Incident report forms are available online or from Student and Enrolment Services, Plant Operations, Counselling Services, and Human Resources offices.

 

Complete this CUE BSIT Incident Report Form below or use the paper forms at Student and Enrolment Services, Plant Operations, Counselling Services, and Human Resources offices. The Core BSIT Team will meet to determine the appropriate course of action.

Tips for Recognizing Persons in Distress

 

 

Subject of Report Observer (Person reporting)
Name of Individual Name of person reporting incident
Date of Birth (if known) Your phone number
Address Your email address
Home Phone
Cell Phone
Incident Information
Date of Incident Class/Location of incident
Name of others involved

Please provide a detailed description of the incident, paying particular attention to the behaviours of the person. Concrete, specific observations are most useful. Avoid providing judgments, assessments, and opinions.

Please describe conversations you had with the person and any action you have taken regarding this incident.