Career Pathways Advisor
Coordinator of Transfer Pathways Advising
Director of Regional Campus Enrollment Management & Student Services
Dr. Jessica Chambers
CARE Team Chair | Dean of Student Engagement937.778.7849
Dr. Paul Heintz
Dean of Arts and Sciences
Director of Public Safety & Security
Associate Professor of Social Services
The Communication, Awareness, Response & Evaluation (CARE) Team exists to provide a route of communication, assessment, and intervention for behaviors exhibited by members of the College community which if left unaddressed, could impact the teaching-learning environment. This cross-functional team utilizes a threat-assessment tool provided by the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NABITA) to help determine appropriate courses of action when confronted with reports of such behaviors.
The CARE Team supports these efforts by
Fulfilling our mission and meeting our goals require the engagement and active participation from all members of the College community. You are vital to our success and critical to the assurance of a safe and vibrant learning environment.
The Communication, Awareness, Response & Evaluation (CARE) Team utilizes a protocol to ensure that critical student behavior or mental health issues or incidents are addressed appropriately. When a referral is submitted through the CARE online form, team members receive the report through campus email. For reports that require immediate intervention, the CARE team convenes immediately to assess the situation and develop an appropriate response. Otherwise, the team evaluates non-emergency reports during weekly meetings to develop the appropriate response to each person of concern. In some situations, the CARE team will communicate regarding steps to gain additional information to better assess certain situations.
Once a referral is made, and depending on the situation, immediate action may be taken:
The CARE team needs everyone in the Edison State family to feel empowered enough to make referrals. You are the eyes and ears of Edison State on a daily basis. Our team cannot be everywhere at once and your contribution is vital if we are to be a pro-active, effective CARE team that truly enhances the physical and emotional safety of our college community.
How do I make a referral to the CARE team?
What behaviors should I refer to the CARE team?
What information should I include in the referral?
If using the web form, just let the fields guide you. Otherwise, to the extent possible, please try to provide the following information based on the five W's:
What happens after I make a referral to the CARE team?
Will I receive feedback after making a referral to the CARE team?
Select information will be provided to the reporter depending upon the situation, confidentiality, FERPA and other legal considerations.
Need to make a referral? Complete the online form and our CARE team will be in touch with you shortly.
CARE Team Referral Form
Miami County Human Services Directory Tri-County Board of Recovery & Mental Health Services