Anyone! The CARE Team receives referrals when someone is concerned about a student; this may be a faculty or staff member, University Police, Campus Residences, parent, or even another student.
Students are referred to the CARE Team for a variety of reasons- primarily when someone is concerned about a student’s behavior, health and/or safety.
No. The CARE Team process is not disciplinary. The CARE Team seeks to help students and our community remain safe.
A Mandated Assessment is a series of face-to-face meetings with the goal of identifying factors leading to the concerning behavior and helping a student make a plan for maintaining their safety and behavior in the future. During these meetings, we will also help the student determine what resources, on- and off-campus, might be helpful. Prior to starting the Mandated Assessment process, students may meet with the Case Manager to learn about the CARE Team process, individual requirements, and have any questions answered.
Yes! We encourage families to be involved in the Mandated Assessment process.
The CARE Team office is physically located in the same building as CAPS and Student Health Services (SHS) but it is a separate department within the Office of Student Affairs. Mandated Assessments are not therapy and are not part of a student’s health records.
During the Mandated Assessment process some students may decide that therapy would be helpful to them but students are never required to participate in therapy.
Some students are referred to the CARE Team after being transported to a hospital due to the concerning behavior. Hospitals determine if an individual requires inpatient admission. However, hospitalization is different from maintaining safe behavior in our unique educational environment.
Student privacy is important to us. Only people who need to know about the concerning behavior, or a student’s participation in the process, will be informed. Records are protected by FERPA and stored securely. It is important to know that the University may share information with appropriate parties, including parents, when there is a health or safety emergency.
Most colleges and universities have a team like our CARE Team. Other common names include Threat Assessment Team, Behavioral Assessment Team, or Behavioral Intervention Team.
Please contact the CARE Team at (631) 632-2273 or CARE@stonybrook.edu.