Care Team

Care Team

The Care Team is an interdisciplinary team comprised of campus professionals focused on a) identification of resources and strategies for UWRF students who are in need of support, or who are experiencing distress AND b) early detection and intervention for students whose behaviors have reached a level of concern indicating potential harm to oneself or others. 

  • We receive referrals submitted by students, staff, faculty, community members, etc. 
  • We review referrals and keep records of student behavior and circumstances that are of concern.
  • We ensure student confidentiality is maintained as much as possible.
  • We assist and support referred students, mitigate risks, prioritize campus community safety, and promote wellness and success. 
  • We meet weekly as a Care Team and work on a consensus basis.
  • We collaboratively consult and develop strategies to address concerning situations and behavior. This may include exploring on and off campus resources for support, determining appropriate interventions for specific situations and individuals, and designating team members to do appropriate follow up. 
  • We regularly assess harmful behaviors at the University and surrounding community, and we recommend actions in accordance with existing University policies.
  • We approach all conversations with students with the utmost compassion and kindness, as we collaboratively determine best courses of action moving forward. 
General student concerns:
  • Academic red flags (i.e., unexpected changes in performance, frequent disengagement with class or assignments, concerning writing submissions, multiple life stressors, etc.) 
  • Concerns about substance use or abuse 
  • Financial hardship 
  • Food insecurity (unable to access sufficient quantities of food) 
  • Historical emotional/mental health diagnoses 
  • Housing insecurity 
  • Living environment stress 
  • Loss of a friend or family member 
  • Physical health concerns 
  • Post-hospitalization (short-term assistance with coordination of care) 
  • Recent onset of emotional/mental health diagnoses 
  • Relationship/social stress 
Concern that a student may be a threat to self or others: 
  • Actions that potentially endanger the safety of any member of the UWRF community 
  • Any type of observed self-injurious behavior 
  • Behavior that creates a hostile environment 
  • Behavior that impacts a student's ability to function appropriately and successfully on campus 
  • Online posting on social media or journals that is threatening in nature 
  • Paranoia or delusions 
  • Projects or papers that convey clear intentions to harm oneself or others 
  • Students with weapons or an infatuation with fire, guns, bombs, ammunition, or other weaponry 
  • Suicide ideation that includes threats, gestures, and known attempts of suicide 
  • Threatening words or actions towards any member of the UWRF community 
  • Uncharacteristic and/or extreme aggression towards others 

Report a Concern / Refer a Student

Student Health and Counseling Services

Emergency/Crisis Situations

Counseling Appointments


For more information regarding the Care Team, please contact the Dean of Students Office at 715-425-0720.