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Who is on the CARE Team?

The CARE Team is made up of a multidisciplinary group of university personnel representing a variety of campus departments. Individuals selected from these areas have experience in law enforcement, threat assessment, medical and mental health evaluation, human resources, university operations, and student affairs. The members selected have regular contact with members of the campus community and hold positions that have multiple daily touch points with the majority of campus departments, which will aid in the assessment of students of concern, and/or provide the authority to receive a CARE Team concern that was shared and take the appropriate action. The team is trained in threat assessment — specifically the NaBITA Threat Assessment Tool. The CARE Team uses a collaborative process to assess threats and concerns. The core group meets every other week to evaluate, assess, and monitor shared concerns. Additional members have been trained to serve as needed and as designees when a member of the core group is absent or unavailable. (derived from JBIT2017 Journal of Campus Behavioral Intervention)

Core Team Members Include:

  • Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success
  • Care Navigator
  • Mental Health Provider /UHS representative
  • Associate Director of Student Affairs for Conduct and Community Standards and Student Conduct Officer
  • UTHSC Campus Police
  • Faculty/College Dean and Mental Health Professional

Advisors to the CARE Team Include:

  • General Counsel
  • Associate Vice Chancellor, Access and Compliance
May 24, 2024