Charger Assessment Team (ChAT)
Under the leadership of the Vice President of Student Services, the Charger Assessment Team (ChAT, aka BIT) serves as the centralized body for discussion, appropriate intervention, and coordinated action regarding disruptive, problematic, or concerning student behavior. Our goal is to support students who may be in distress or whose behavior is of concern to others before their behavior escalates.
Our mission is to support the safety and well-being of the campus community by employing a proactive and collaborative approach to identify, assess, and manage behavioral concerns.
- Adrienne Sanchez — Case Manager, ChAT Co-Chair
- Anna Spencer-Lonetti – Mental Health Professional
- Celeste Phelps – Director of DSS, ChAT Co-Chair
- Craig Lee – Director of Campus Safety
- Joselyn Diaz – Maxient and Conduct Resource Facilitator
- Marla McBride – Director of Health Services
- Dr. Paul de Dios – VP of Student Services and Title IX
- Dr. Troy Davis – Dean of Counseling & Student Development
- Virgil Adams – Professor of Human Services
How can you Refer or Report a Concern
Immediate or Urgent Concern
If there is an urgent need for assistance, please call 911 or Campus Safety at 47387 (on campus) or (714) 484-7387 if you are not using a campus phone.
When to Refer a Student and What to Look For
Different signs of distress could raise concerns. These may be behaviors that you observe or that are reported to you by other students, faculty, staff, or visitors. Examples of circumstances that would be appropriate for a referral and outreach may include, but are not limited to, instances where a student:
- Appears to be struggling academically or is not attending classes regularly
- Reports feeling overwhelmed or uncomfortable transitioning to Cypress College or a veteran returning to college
- Experiences feelings of isolation, loneliness, or disconnection from peers
- Writes about threats to harm self or others
- Going through family problems, relationship problems/a break-up
- Experiences the loss of a loved one
- Lacks a social support network
- Constantly asks for help with personal problems that are beyond the scope of your role or expertise
- Is consistently or chronically anxious, stressed, or depressed
- May otherwise benefit from a personal referral or other personalized outreach to connect the student with support resources available on campus
ChAT Policies and Procedures Manual
- Campus Mental Health Basics – Training and Technical Assistance for Mental Health Basics for Community College Faculty & Staff
- Kognito – Student Mental Health Training Simulations for faculty and staff. You will be prompted to ‘Click Here’ to establish an account.
- National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Policy and Practice Guide (May 2019)
- ChAT Campus Adjunct & Flex Day Presentation
- If you have questions or would like additional resources, contact us at email@example.com