OTCCares and the Behavioral Intervention Team provide a systematic response to identify students whose behavior is of concern. Our team does this in order to support student success and to assist in protecting the health, safety and welfare of the students and members of the OTC community. All members of the OTC community are participants in the OTCCares initiative. We ask them to contribute to our campus culture of care by learning to actively recognize, respond, refer and report persons of concern. The OTCCares initiative includes educational programming at all college locations as well as consultation opportunities. Additionally, our organization makes reporting easily-accessible/anonymous both in person and online. Please watch this OTCCAres Presentation to learn more.
The following OTCCares presentation provides a short synopsis of the initiative as well as instructions on how to report any concerning behaviors, including potential suicidal behaviors. https://students.otc.edu/bit/presentation/