CARE Team

(Crisis Assessment, Response, and Education Team)

 

Introduction

Temple University's CARE Team is a multi-disciplinary body of stakeholders from across the University which receives referrals pertaining to students of concern, collects additional information, and then identifies and enacts appropriate strategies for addressing the situation.  

The CARE Team is not for emergencies.  If there is an immediate threat to a student (either through self-harm or interpersonal violence) or the community, please call Campus Safety @ 215.204.1234.  If you believe a student is in need of immediate psychological help, you may call the Counseling Service for a consultation or to report the incident @ 215.204.7276.  If you would like to walk the student directly to Counseling Services, they are located in 1810 Liacouras Walk on the 5th floor.

For behaviors that are of concern, either because they are out of character or persistent even after being addressed, a referral to the CARE Team may be the next step. 

 

What We Do

CARE Team will first collect available information pertaining to the student and the situation from multiple sources in order to determine the most appropriate course of action.  The CARE Team’s role is to determine effective strategies for addressing the concern and identifying the responsible parties for enacting those strategies.

 

What can be reported to the CARE Team

The CARE Team collects information on observable behavior such as:

 

What Happens Next?

The student you refer will be given the support and assistance they need by University and community resources.  The primary purpose of the team is to offer strategies for mitigating emergent or crisis situations involving students.  Depending on the actions of the student, a disciplinary referral may be an option.

 

MAKING A REFERRAL

CARE TEAM MEMBERS

FOR FACULTY

FOR STUDENTS

FERPA

There are often questions and confusion about the limitations and allowances of FERPA in conjunction with the reporting of concerning student behavior. FERPA pertains to the privacy of educational records, but it does not prohibit the reporting of observable behavior.   If you are concerned about a personal interaction you have had with a student or an observation you have made pertaining to behavior, you are encouraged to report and/or consult with appropriate colleagues, especially as it relates to the educational mission of the University.