The CARE Team is a University organization that provides guidance and assistance to students who are experiencing crises, displaying odd or unusual behaviors, or are engaging in other behaviors that may be perceived as being harmful (either to the student individually, or to others). The CARE Team accepts referrals and responds to students (and their families, faculty, and staff) when concerns for a student’s health, welfare, and safety are identified.
The CARE Team also supports members of the University community who interact with at-risk students by assessing and evaluating situations, communicating with individuals involved or impacted by a student’s behavior, and providing referrals and resources to assist and address behavioral concerns.
In addition to working directly with students and other concerned parties, the CARE Team fulfills its duties to the University community by reviewing existing policies and procedures and proposing new policies and procedures that serve to both balance the needs of students and promote the mission of the University.
By fostering collaborative relationships with University departments and maintaining open lines of communication with previously identified and referred students, their families, faculty and staff, the CARE Team makes a commitment to educating the University community about existing policies and instructing community members on how to address students in crisis.
|Examples of CARE Team Referrals||Taking the first step toward helping isn't always easy, but we can try.|
Denine M. Rocco, Chair