The C.A.R.E. Team
Campus Assessment, Response & Evaluation (C.A.R.E.): Early Intervention and Support for Students of Concern
The CARE Team is an interdepartmental intervention & support team for students with concerning behavior. The team is led by the Dean of Students Office, and is comprised of staff from Residence Life, Academic Affairs, Personal Counseling, Student Health Services, the Chaplain’s Office, Public Safety, Community Standards and the General Counsel’s Office.
Friends, faculty, and staff frequently observe signs of students/friends/roommates/teammates in distress. You can play an important role by identifying students in distress and helping them to receive the assistance they need. While it’s not always easy, each one of us, as a member of the Friar Family, has a responsibility to care for and speak up for each other in times of need.
Who Are Students of Concern?
Students of concern are students with social, emotional, behavioral or medical difficulties, or life stressors that are affecting their ability to fully participate in the academic community. In many cases of student distress, faculty and staff can provide adequate help through empathetic listening, facilitating open discussion of problems, instilling hope, conveying acceptance, giving reassurance, and offering basic, as opposed to expert, advice.
See Also: Student Privacy: FERPA