The CARE (Coordination, Assessment, Response and Education) Team is a multidisciplinary group of higher education professionals from various campus departments that help to identify and respond to situations that could potentially disrupt a student’s academic, educational, or social well-being. The team strives to intervene early to help support by connecting students with resources both on campus and within the local community. The CARE team reviews individual cases and coordinates an appropriate action plan for response.
SITUATIONS ASSESSED BY THE CARE TEAM
Below are some examples of situations where a CARE form may be appropriate.
- Death of a family member or loved one
- Financial issues/basic needs assistance
- Suicidal ideation/thoughts (if imminent, contact 911 immediately)
- Suicide attempt (if imminent, contact 911 immediately)
- Mental health concern
- Considering leave of absence
- Substance use concerns (suspected)
- A dramatic change in energy level
- Medical issue/hospitalization
- Concerning changes in appearance or hygiene
- Threatening behavior (if imminent, call 911 immediately)
- Unusual behavior
Call/Text: (207) 216 – 4413 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the event of an emergency while on campus, please use the phones located in each classroom or on the poles throughout our parking lots to CALL 911 immediately OR if the event is not life-threatening call/text Campus Safety at 4413.
An off-campus resource, Maine Crisis Hotline, is available 24 hours/day: 1 (888) 568-1112.
ABOUT THE COMMITTEE
The committee is made up of representatives of YCCC faculty and staff. Please feel free to contact any of the CARE members to report issues or fill out the CARE form HERE. If you deem an individual to be an imminent threat, call Security at (207) 216 – 4413.
Co-Chair / Dr. Jennifer Laney, Dean of Students, Division of Student Support
(207) 216 – 4399
Co-Chair / Chris Burbank, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships
(207) 216 – 4443
Sarah Bachand, Workforce Navigator
(207) 216 – 4474
Lisa Gatti-Arnold, Department Chair of Nursing
(207) 216 – 4404
Elise LaPlante, Success Coach
(207) 216 – 4405
Kayla Stefanelli, Admissions Coordinator
(207) 216 – 4419