Assessment and Care Team (ACT)
The Assessment and Care Team's Purpose Kingsborough Community College is concerned about the safety, health, and well-being of all of its students, faculty, and staff. The Assessment and Care Team (ACT) has been created to identify, investigate, assess, refer, monitor and take action in response to behaviors exhibited by Kingsborough students that may pose a threat to the college community.
Anyone who is concerned about a student and his/her behavior can make an ACT referral; including students, parents, faculty and staff, and other community members.
As a result of a referral to ACT, the ACT will assess the situation and make recommendations for action. Such actions may range from a counseling or academic support referral to removing the student from the college community by means of the appropriate University processes. When appropriate, ACT will refer students, not deemed to be high risk, to campus resources and services that will enable them to remain in good standing at Kingsborough.
To make a report, please call:
FOR ALL EMERGENCIES, CALL PUBLIC SAFETY AT718-368-7777When in doubt, call Public Safety
ACT Report FAQs
Who can make an ACT report?Anyone who is concerned about a student and his/her behavior can make an ACT report; including students, parents, faculty and staff, and other community members. What if I observe someone's behavior and am concerned about what I see but I am unsure if the individual is a student or I am unable to identify the individual?ACT will respond to any report submitted. However, to insure a timely response to situations involving observed behavior by an unknown individual, it is best to contact Public Safety. If the individual in question turns out to be a student, ACT will respond with a thorough follow-up. What happens after I make the report?ACT will take the information submitted in the report and assess the situation. All reports will be kept confidential within ACT. What happens to the student in the ACT process? ACT will respond to all reports in a sensitive manner and assess the situation with particular attention to the student's well being. ACT will design an appropriate plan to respond, depending on the nature of the situation. After the assessment, ACT will make a determination that takes into consideration the student's best interests as well as the best interest of the college community.How do I know if it is an ACT issue or if it is more appropriately handled by other campus resources? You do not have to make this determination; ACT will do it for you. The most critical step is that you report it at http://www.kingsborough.edu/act/incident.php.If another campus resource is more appropriate, ACT will refer the student and handle the transfer of information in a confidential manner. Typically, behaviors that pose a possible threat to safety or that cause a significant community disruption qualify as cases for ACT, while students who experience other mental health issues are appropriate referrals to the Counseling Center in D-102. NOTE:Never promise confidentiality to student(s) during initial referral.
Additional sources of information and referral may come from the following departments & offices:
Once a report is made to the Assessment and Care Team (ACT) and confirmed via incident report or email. The ACT will determine a course of action relative to the particulars of each situation. The type of assessment is dependent on the behavior reported. After the assessment, ACT will make a determination that takes into consideration the student's best interest as well as the best interest of the college community.