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BAT: Things to Refer

When should I make a referral to the Behavior Assessment Team (BAT)?

A referral should be made to BAT if an individual displays the following behaviors:

  • Threat of harm toward self or others 
  • Speaking or writing that seems bizarre •
  • Drug/alcohol use to a dangerous level 
  • Suicidal ideation 
  • Violent fantasy content 
  • Anger problems 
  • Fascination with weapons 
  • Homicidal ideation 
  • Stalking 
  • Obsession with previous shooting situations • Victim/martyr self-concept 
  • Paranoia 
  • Violence and cruelty 
  • Mental health history related to dangerousness •
  • Unusual interest in police, military, terrorist activities and materials 


This information is provided per the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBITA)


Last updated: 7/22/2021