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CARE Team

On-Campus Emergency x6911
Off-Campus Emergency 911
Student Affairs Office 401-232-6046

The CARE (Campus Assessment, Response, and Evaluation) Team is a team of appointed professionals responsible for identifying, assessing, and responding to concerns and/or disruptive behaviors by students who may threaten the health or safety of themselves or the campus community.

Members

John Denio

Associate Vice President for Student Affairs (Chair)

Robert Sloss

Associate Dean of Students and Director of Community Standards

Dr. Mailee Kue

Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Title IX Coordinator

Stephen Bannon

Director of Public Safety

Dr. Noelle Harris

Director of Counseling Services

Jana Valentine

Director of Residential Life

Beth Wandyes

Senior Associate Athletic Director

Doug Hillis

Academic Advisor in Undergraduate Advising

John Denio

Associate Vice President for Student Affairs (Chair)

Robert Sloss

Associate Dean of Students and Director of Community Standards

Dr. Mailee Kue

Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Title IX Coordinator

Stephen Bannon

Director of Public Safety

Dr. Noelle Harris

Director of Counseling Services

Jana Valentine

Director of Residential Life

Beth Wandyes

Senior Associate Athletic Director

Doug Hillis

Academic Advisor in Undergraduate Advising

If this is an emergency, please call x6911 on-campus or 911 off-campus.  The form is received by the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs only. You may also contact the Vice President for Student Affairs Office at 401-232-6046 or email John Denio at jdenio@bryant.edu

Report a Student of Concern with the CARE Referral Form.

If this is an emergency, please call x6911 on-campus or 911 off-campus.  The form is received by the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs only. You may also contact the Vice President for Student Affairs Office at 401-232-6046 or email John Denio at jdenio@bryant.edu

Report a Student of Concern with the CARE Referral Form.

The CARE (Campus Assessment, Response, and Evaluation) Team is a team of appointed professionals responsible for identifying, assessing, and responding to concerns and/or disruptive behaviors by students who may threaten the health or safety of themselves or the campus community.

The CARE (Campus Assessment, Response, and Evaluation) Team is a team of appointed professionals responsible for identifying, assessing, and responding to concerns and/or disruptive behaviors by students who may threaten the health or safety of themselves or the campus community.

The CARE Team collaboratively and purposefully intervenes to provide support resources to students who are experiencing difficulties. The CARE process also provides members of the campus community who have concerns regarding students’ behavior, with an avenue to report these concerns. Once the CARE referral form is received, the CARE Team will identify assistance and/or referral recommendation options to the student. The CARE team will consult with administrators, faculty, staff and other students affected by the behaviors of the student. The CARE team will also make recommendations to University officials regarding appropriate action consistent with University policy and local, state and federal law.

The CARE Team collaboratively and purposefully intervenes to provide support resources to students who are experiencing difficulties. The CARE process also provides members of the campus community who have concerns regarding students’ behavior, with an avenue to report these concerns. Once the CARE referral form is received, the CARE Team will identify assistance and/or referral recommendation options to the student. The CARE team will consult with administrators, faculty, staff and other students affected by the behaviors of the student. The CARE team will also make recommendations to University officials regarding appropriate action consistent with University policy and local, state and federal law.

The goals of the CARE Team are:

  1. Prevent crises through the provision of outreach and educational programming, consultation, appropriate assessments and referrals.
  2. Ensure that students whose behavior is of concern are contacted through a follow-up process and have access to the appropriate services to improve both academically and personally.
  3. Use a reporting and tracking system that allows members of the CARE Team to observe patterns of behavior that may elicit assessment and to provide a documented response to student needs.

The goals of the CARE Team are:

  1. Prevent crises through the provision of outreach and educational programming, consultation, appropriate assessments and referrals.
  2. Ensure that students whose behavior is of concern are contacted through a follow-up process and have access to the appropriate services to improve both academically and personally.
  3. Use a reporting and tracking system that allows members of the CARE Team to observe patterns of behavior that may elicit assessment and to provide a documented response to student needs.

The members of the CARE Team meet weekly to discuss non-emergency situations, routine incidents and referrals to the team.  Weekly meetings take place on Mondays.  When a report is deemed urgent, the team or a subset of the team, will meet to identify an immediate response.

The members of the CARE Team meet weekly to discuss non-emergency situations, routine incidents and referrals to the team.  Weekly meetings take place on Mondays.  When a report is deemed urgent, the team or a subset of the team, will meet to identify an immediate response.

In cases of emergency, please call x6911 on-campus or 911 for off-campus. The CARE Team plays a secondary role to all urgent circumstances and should be contacted only after initial emergency notifications are made.

Faculty, staff or students are asked to complete a “CARE Referral Form” when reporting behaviors of concern. The form can be found under the “I want to” section on the MyBryant web site. Each report should include as much detail as possible about the behavior and/or incident of concern. When a CARE referral form is submitted, it is received by the chair of the CARE Team. The reporter will receive an acknowledgment of receipt if he/she provided contact information.  If you have any questions, you can contact John S. Denio in the Vice President for Student Affairs office at 401-232-6046 or at jdenio@bryant.edu.

In cases of emergency, please call x6911 on-campus or 911 for off-campus. The CARE Team plays a secondary role to all urgent circumstances and should be contacted only after initial emergency notifications are made.

Faculty, staff or students are asked to complete a “CARE Referral Form” when reporting behaviors of concern. The form can be found under the “I want to” section on the MyBryant web site. Each report should include as much detail as possible about the behavior and/or incident of concern. When a CARE referral form is submitted, it is received by the chair of the CARE Team. The reporter will receive an acknowledgment of receipt if he/she provided contact information.  If you have any questions, you can contact John S. Denio in the Vice President for Student Affairs office at 401-232-6046 or at jdenio@bryant.edu.

  • When a report comes in:
    • The report is read by the chair of the CARE Team.
    • The report is discussed by the CARE team either immediately (in the case of urgent situations) or at the next weekly meeting of the CARE Team.
    • The level of risk and the most appropriate action(s) to take are discussed by the CARE Team.
  • The actions of the CARE Team may include, but are not limited to:
    • Reviewing the report and establishing baseline behavior.
    • Reaching out to the student of concern via phone or email to extend concern and informally inquire as to their well-being.
    • Meeting with the student involved to discuss:
      • Student needs
      • Campus services
      • University expectations
    • Referring the student to various programs or services on campus (Counseling Services, Health Services, Academic Advising, Financial Aid, etc.)
    • Referring the student to appropriate community resources.
    • Notifying outside parties (i.e. parent or guardian) in high priority cases, when the student is considered an imminent threat to self or others.
    • Referring the student to the Associate Dean of Students/Director of Community Standards for possible disciplinary action.
  • The CARE Team will monitor periods where a previously identified student of concern is dormant and will determine whether quietude raises or decreases monitoring needs.
  • Even after a student’s case has been closed, CARE records will remain on file indefinitely.
  • When a report comes in:
    • The report is read by the chair of the CARE Team.
    • The report is discussed by the CARE team either immediately (in the case of urgent situations) or at the next weekly meeting of the CARE Team.
    • The level of risk and the most appropriate action(s) to take are discussed by the CARE Team.
  • The actions of the CARE Team may include, but are not limited to:
    • Reviewing the report and establishing baseline behavior.
    • Reaching out to the student of concern via phone or email to extend concern and informally inquire as to their well-being.
    • Meeting with the student involved to discuss:
      • Student needs
      • Campus services
      • University expectations
    • Referring the student to various programs or services on campus (Counseling Services, Health Services, Academic Advising, Financial Aid, etc.)
    • Referring the student to appropriate community resources.
    • Notifying outside parties (i.e. parent or guardian) in high priority cases, when the student is considered an imminent threat to self or others.
    • Referring the student to the Associate Dean of Students/Director of Community Standards for possible disciplinary action.
  • The CARE Team will monitor periods where a previously identified student of concern is dormant and will determine whether quietude raises or decreases monitoring needs.
  • Even after a student’s case has been closed, CARE records will remain on file indefinitely.

Members of the team may provide each other or faculty/staff/students involved in a particular report, or outside parties in connection with the situation, with information as is necessary to protect the health, safety and privacy of the student or other persons and to generate a recommended course of action in accordance with applicable legal and professional standards of confidentiality, including the release of information pursuant to the Family Educational Rights Privacy Act of 1974.

If the student is involved in harmful, threatening or disruptive activities and is a client of the Counseling or Health Services Offices, information about that student’s contacts may not be obtained by the team from those offices without written authorization of the student in question, in accordance with federal and state laws that govern the privacy and confidentiality of students’ health and mental health information and records.

Members of the team may provide each other or faculty/staff/students involved in a particular report, or outside parties in connection with the situation, with information as is necessary to protect the health, safety and privacy of the student or other persons and to generate a recommended course of action in accordance with applicable legal and professional standards of confidentiality, including the release of information pursuant to the Family Educational Rights Privacy Act of 1974.

If the student is involved in harmful, threatening or disruptive activities and is a client of the Counseling or Health Services Offices, information about that student’s contacts may not be obtained by the team from those offices without written authorization of the student in question, in accordance with federal and state laws that govern the privacy and confidentiality of students’ health and mental health information and records.