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Lee College CARES Team: Creating a Community of Care

Overview / Mission

The Lee College CARES Team (formerly the Behavioral Intervention Team) is committed to the well-being of all members of the campus community. It has been developed to provide guidance for students, staff members, and faculty members, regarding how to seek assistance and report students of concern. In addition, it seeks to sustain a campus network in which the campus community can respond proactively to situations involving students of concern by connecting those students to essential support services. It is the intention of the BIT that the campus community work in a coordinated and collaborative fashion to address students of concern in a timely and consistent manner.

CARES Core Team

The Core Team, established in November 2016, consists of representation from student affairs, advising, disability services, faculty, basic needs, admissions, and security. Since the beginning, the team recognizes the importance for the college community to be aware and comfortable in the established processes with a goal to create a culture of reporting for the campus.

Meeting Schedule

The Core Team meets weekly during the fall and spring semesters (and on a monthly basis in the summer) to discuss cases, and to review processes. Using a case management approach, the team reviews each situation, gathers information, makes an assessment, and recommends appropriate intervention strategies that may include connecting the student with campus and/or community resources.

How to Report a Concern

It is the responsibility of individuals within the campus community to immediately report any concerning behaviors. Reports can be made by completing the secure online report. This centralized online reporting software sends a notification to the CARES Team chair for a quick response.