Assessment and Intervention
The CARE Team may wish to gather information from several sources, such as:
- Review of student’s academic and disciplinary history
- Documented disabilities
- Local law enforcement or legal/criminal background check
- Previous colleges, if student has transferred
- Interviews with all parties involved, including targets of inappropriate/concerning behaviors
- Interview with the person alleged to have displayed inappropriate/concerning behavior
- Assessment by counselor/mental health professional
- Online search of the student’s name, and the name(s) of anyone the student may have threatened, harasses, pursued, or scared
- Referral to college and/or community resources
- Voluntary withdrawal from classes – based on discussions with a counselor or member of CARE Team, the student may choose to temporarily take time away from the College.
- Referral to disciplinary process
- Removal from campus housing
- Mandatory direct threat/safety assessment – It may be recommended that the student participate in a mandatory assessment for assessment of direct threat and for assistance in gaining access to treatment, if needed.
- Interim suspension – The CARE Team may recommend that the student is at a high risk of danger to self or others and should temporarily separate from the college. The student would then require a mental health assessment prior to returning.
- Involuntary withdrawal – In the event of extremely high risk situations, the CARE Team may find it necessary to recommend and involuntary withdrawal.
- Criminal charges
Upon implementation of interventions, the CARE Team will determine a plan for follow-up monitoring of each student. This may include checking with faculty and staff regarding behaviors. Additionally, students may be required to have periodic meetings with a counselor or a member of CARE Team.