CARE Team

 

The Campus Assessment, Response and Evaluation (CARE) Team is committed to the well-being and safety of all members of the campus community.  The CARE Team seeks to help identify members of the community who are in need of support, guidance, or other intervention and to refer them to appropriate campus and community resources. As part of this work, the CARE Team is responsible for the prevention, identification, assessment, intervention, management and coordinated response of situations among students, faculty or staff that pose or may pose a threat to the safety, health and well-being of our campus community.

It is the responsibility of faculty, staff, and students to immediately report any situation that could possibly result in harm to anyone at the law school.  Any member of the campus community may become aware of an individual or situation that is causing serious anxiety, stress, or fear.  It must be noted, however, that behavioral assessment should not be confused with crisis management. 

A “crisis” may be defined as a situation in which a person may pose an active or immediate risk of violence to self or others.  In these cases, the Security Department should be contacted at 713-646-1743.

How to make a CARE Referral?

A CARE referral can be made through the following link: online CARE Team Referral form.

By making a referral through this link the CARE team is immediately notified of a concern. The team is able to make an assessment about the situation and begin to assist the student.

What to Refer?

  • Academic misconduct and dishonesty
  • Acting out
  • Anger problems
  • Anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed
  • Boasting and practicing of fighting and combat proficiency
  • Expressionless face/anhedonia
  • Fascination with weapons and accouterments
  • Homicidal ideation
  • Imitation of other murderers
  • Inappropriate affect
  • Interest in previous shooting situations
  • Loner
  • Mental health history related to dangerousness
  • Non-compliance or disciplinary matters
  • Paranoia
  • Pattern of relationship problems
  • Prolonged and significant difficulty with the demands of law school
  • Speaking or writing that seems bizarre
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Stalking
  • Strangeness and aberrant behavior
  • Recent police contact
  • Unusual interest in police, military, terrorist activities, and materials
  • Use of drugs and/or alcohol
  • Victim/martyr self-concept
  • Violence and cruelty
  • Violent fantasy content