The Campus Access, Retention & Equity (CARE) Team is a multidisciplinary partnership that consists of faculty, staff, and administrators from each college that evaluate and assess distressing or concerning behaviors exhibited by students. The CARE Team coordinates and develops a centralized response to provide assistance and intervention for students of concern and evaluates and monitors the ongoing related issue(s), including referring cases to the District's Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT).
|The student's conduct is clearly and imminently reckless, disorderly, dangerous, or threatening including self-harm behavior.||Call 911 and Campus Safety|
|The student shows signs of distress, but I am unsure how serious it is. My interaction has left me feeling uneasy and/or really concerned about the student.||Consult with Safety and submit CARE report|
|I'm not concerned for the student's immediate safety, but the student is having significant academic and/or personal issues and could use some support or additional resources.||Refer student and submit CARE report|
The CARE Team’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- to receive and review reports regarding students of concern submitted by members of the campus community and the general public;
- to identify cases that need to be triaged by BIT;
- to develop a collaborative and coordinated action or intervention plan to respond to students of concern and follow-up plans, when necessary;
- to create protocols, processes, procedures, and recommend policies to enhance the effectiveness of the CARE Team;
- to provide ongoing case management involving students of concern and to assist students in reaching their educational goals;
- to market and advertise the resources available provided by the CARE Team to the campus community.