How do I make a referral to the CARE team?
- Via the
CARE Team Referral Form
- By phone to any member of the CARE team
- Personal contact with any team member
- Campus email
What behaviors should I refer to the CARE team?
- Erratic behavior (including online activities) that disrupts the mission and/or normal proceedings of students, faculty or staff.
- Violation of personal space.
- Implication or direct threat of harm to themselves or others.
- The display of what is perceived as a weapon.
- Physical or verbal confrontation and/or attack.
- Stalking or harassment of a faculty member or student.
- Delusional thinking, hallucinations, or psychotic behavior.
- Threatening, aggressive or hostile verbalizations or correspondence (email, letters, voicemail, etc.).
- Clearly noticeable changes in behavior, demeanor, dress or personality from what was noted previously as typical for that individual.
- Any behavior of concern that doesn't fit into the categories above.
What information should I include in the referral?
If using the web form, just let the fields guide you. Otherwise, to the extent possible, please try to provide the following information based on the five W's:
- Who was involved? Multiple persons? Witnesses?
- What happened? Details of observation?
- When did the event occur? Date/Time?
- Where did the event take place?
- Why did the event occur?
What happens after I make a referral to the CARE team?
- Depending upon the situation, immediate action may be taken.
- The CARE team will meet and discuss the incident.
- Additional information from the reporter and other people may be collected.
- The NaBITA Threat Assessment Tool is utilized.
- Appropriate intervention is determined and action/additional action is taken.
- Feedback is provided.
Will I receive feedback after making a referral to the CARE team?
Select information will be provided to the reporter depending upon the situation, confidentiality, FERPA and other legal considerations.