Effective in 2011, The Department of Justice implemented a change to the direct threat standard, which is part of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This change removed the threat of harm to self from the direct threat standard and potentially limits the actions that colleges can take when working with and responding to students who threaten self-harm. This study sought to determine how this change influenced the work of behavior intervention teams when responding to community college students who threaten self-harm. Higher numbers of students are arriving on college campuses with significant mental health challenges, especially community colleges that typically have open enrollment policies and attract at-risk students. Many behavior intervention teams were formed in the aftermath of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University shootings in April 2007, some through state mandates, and others as best practices. This multiple-case study gathered information from community college behavior intervention teams regarding these changes, as well as their current procedures when responding to this student population. The intent of this research study was to provide guidance and contribute to best practices among community colleges, when responding to and intervening with students threatening self-harm.
|Commitee:||Bigham, Sarah, Childs, William P., Ketterman, Jesse M., Jr.|
|School:||Frostburg State University|
|School Location:||United States -- Maryland|
|Source:||DAI-A 79/02(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Higher Education Administration, Behavioral Sciences, Higher education|
|Keywords:||Behavior intervention team, Community college, Department of justice, Direct threat standard, Self-harm|
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