MSJC CARES Team
CARES: Campus Assessment, Response, Evaluation, and Support.
The MSJC CARES Team is a multi disciplinary team made up of members of the MSJC college community. Many of the team members have years of experience and training in helping people with a variety of problems.
The mission of the CARES Team, (Campus
Assessment, Evaluation, Response and Support Team) is to provide a coordinated
analysis and response plan for the college’s high-risk student critical
incident cases within the framework of assuring a safe campus community. These
efforts consist of providing a central place to report behaviors of concern, gathering
relevant information, proactively meeting with students, making referrals and
taking other actions as appropriate. The conceptual purpose of the CARES
team is caring, preventive, early intervention with students whose behavior is
disruptive or concerning.
Scope of CARES
Team is responsible for providing guidelines for concerning student behaviors
and strategies to prevent violence or threats of violence on campus. The main
focus of the CARES Team is to maintain a safe campus environment conducive to
life-long learning, academic excellence, retention, and successful student transfer.
How to make a Referral:
Any individual, student,
faulty or staff member can submit an online referral form to report ANY self-injurious
behaviors, suicidal ideation, erratic behavior that disrupts or threatens to
disrupt the daily operations of the College. Any activities, or behaviors that
might compromise safety should be referred.
Click the link below to access the anonymous referral form.
Online Report Form LinkWHAT IS A CRISIS?
A psychological crisis is a life event that an individual perceives
as stressful to the extent that normal coping mechanisms are
insufficient. The CARES Team members are capable of providing personal counseling, guidance, and referring students to the
most appropriate resources available both on campus and off campus.
Emergency Situations: Never call the CARES Team in an emergency. Call Campus safety at 7777 from campus phones or (951) 639-5188 from cell phones, or dial 911.