The Behavioral Health Advisory Team (BHAT) is a group of faculty and staff from across campus serving to provide feedback and recommendations on programs and initiatives outlined in three behavioral health initiatives. The initiatives are:
- Partnerships for Success (PFS) Grant – From 2015 to 2020, Carleton College received funding and technical assistance from the Behavioral Health Division of Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) to address underage alcohol and marijuana use on campus. Funds have been used to support a staff position, implement broad campus education, explore attitudes and beliefs about substance use, and influence norms.
- Garrett Lee Smith (GLS) Suicide Prevention Grant – From 2016 to 2021, Carleton College has received funding from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to address mental wellbeing and suicide prevention on campus. Funds have been used to support a staff position, develop educational materials and approaches, train staff and students, and reduce stigma.
- JED Campus Program – From 2016 to 2020, Carleton College received strategic advice and assistance from the JED Foundation to create and implement a strategic plan to improve the social, emotional, and chemical wellbeing of Carleton students.
Additionally, BHAT members are responsible for helping increase awareness and communication of these initiatives across campus. While BHAT advises and publicizes these initiatives, the team is not responsible for executing the programs.
Current Working Groups
- Policies, Systems, and Strategic Planning
- Social Connectedness
- Parents/Family Communication