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"Bridges" is a 15-minute meeting, facilitated by the WWRC Behavior Coordinator, that provides a common place for day shift staff to present information that is relevant for evening staff to know regarding consumers in residence at WWRC. All departments represented should be prepared to report the consumer's name and program as well as the area represented. In addition, representatives should be prepared to provide a rating of their respective department's perception of the overall behavioral stability on campus for that day. All information presented should be directly relevant to the specific day/evening the "Bridges" meeting is held.
Guidelines for Individual Departments
Present medical information that may impact residential, recreational, or training status for that evening or the next day.
"John Smith should not be participating in recreational activities this evening due to injuring his leg on SIP today."
Present information regarding scheduled activities/trips that would be beneficial for other staff to know and be prepared for.
"There is a dance tonight that may impact attendance in evening classes,"
"There is a game tonight that may require Student Health's attention."
Present information/ "Be on the Lookouts" that may impact a student's behavioral or mental health stability during evening hours.
"John Smith was seen by Psych Services today and has reported high anxiety/stress and is not coping well."
Residential Services: Dorms
Present information that includes interpersonal issues with other consumers (roommates, etc), environmental factors that may impact consumers/functioning of the dorms, and logistics (room changes, dorm changes, etc).
"John Smith became fully enrolled in his training program today. He is scheduled for a dorm change Saturday".
Present programmatic information that may impact a consumer's behavioral stability for that evening, announce team meetings (request feedback via email), and "Be on the Lookouts".
"A team meeting will be held for John Smith on Monday to address attendance and medication compliance issues. Please send feedback via email."
"As decided in a team meeting, John Smith will be leaving campus this evening. His parents will pick him up at 5pm."
Present information that provides helpful strategies and available services for other staff to know.
"John Smith uses…. [define here] …strategies in Communication Skills Group that you may find helpful to try in other settings".