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CARES Team

The Campus Assessment, Response and Evaluation for Students Team (CARES) identifies, discusses, investigates, evaluates and monitors student behavior which poses a concern, potential threat or actual threat to self or others. The purpose of CARES Team is to provide a centralized structure for the campus community for early intervention of at-risk students through collaboration with campus departments, faculty and staff. Students exhibiting behaviors that are of concern in relation to their personal, physical and emotional well-being should be referred to the CARES Team along with students who are intimidating, disruptive, aggressive, or violent. The CARES Team will review all information available on the studentís behavior and background to determine an action plan and monitor the student on a case-by-case basis. The team meets regularly and on an ad hoc basis.

Goals

  • To lead a collaborative effort to promote optimal health and safety of students and all members of the campus community;
  • To develop strategies that best utilize campus and community resources to assist students;
  • To be a resource for students, faculty, staff and administrators.

Functions of the CARES Team

When alerted to a concern, CARES will

  • Gather Information
  • Identify needs of those impacted
  • Develop and implement plans for the student, including both immediate and ongoing strategies
  • Provide and make referrals for advice, support, and assistance
  • Address risks of harm to student and/or others involved with the student
  • Review interventions and implementation throughout the process

Refer a Student to the CARES Team

Refer a student to the CARES Team by submitting a report through our secure online form or call the Associate Vice President and Dean of Students, Dr. Jeff Klaus at (562) 985-8670. If this is an emergency, please call 9-1-1 or University Police (562) 985-4101.


If this is an emergency, please call 9-1-1 or University Police (562) 985-4101.