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Who can share a CARE concern?

Any individual connected with the UTHSC community is welcome to share a CARE concern. Faculty, staff, students, parents, or anyone who knows a UTHSC student can share a CARE concern. Students are also welcome to share a CARE concern about themselves.

Students are often the first to know when one of their friends, roommates, or peers is significantly struggling. For this reason, UTHSC students are likely to be the most helpful in getting another student connected to appropriate campus resources through the CARE network. Often, students see and hear what the student is really experiencing and are able to provide insight into how this student is doing in multiple areas of his or her life.

We encourage you to share a CARE concern when there is significant reason to be concerned about another UTHSC student. Whether this student is your best friend, classmate, roommate, significant other, or fellow student group member, the CARE Team can be of assistance.

Faculty and instructors have a unique opportunity to intervene when a student is in or heading toward distress. The CARE Team considers faculty as Campus Partners. Students at UTHSC, by and large, are committed to performing well academically. When a student's academic performance is poor or declines throughout the semester, this may indicate that a student is struggling in other areas. Faculty and instructors are often the first to know when a student needs additional support. We encourage you to share a CARE concern.

Staff in UTHSC offices engage with students on multiple levels and for multiple reasons. The CARE Team considers staff as Campus Partners. While some interactions with students are brief and routine, others may be frequent and personal. No matter what level of engagement a staff member has with a student, the fact that the student has connected with a resource on campus can be a meaningful piece of the student's overall wellness puzzle.

We encourage staff to share a CARE concern when there is reason to be concerned about a student. Depending on your position within the University, the perspective of the concern will vary.

As a parent or guardian, you offer a valuable perspective to the CARE network, often providing historical information about your student that helps the CARE team better conceptualize the student’s behaviors, struggles, and how to successfully approach him or her with reasonable options.

We encourage parents to share a CARE concern when there is significant reason to be concerned about a UTHSC student. Whether this student is your son or daughter, a roommate, or family friend, the CARE team can be of assistance.

 

Last Published: Aug 8, 2018