The TUC Campus CARE Team is a task force of staff and faculty who meet regularly to promote student success and campus safety by identifying individuals who demonstrate early warning signs of possible concerning, distressing or disruptive behavior.
The CARE Team’s goal is to successfully engage, support, and minimize concerns by intervening at the earliest possible point. Accomplishing this goal requires a coordinated institutional response that includes all members of the TUC community.
When to Report
Trust your instinct. If you see someone who is potentially in distress, report it.
What to Report
In an on-campus emergency, call the Vallejo City Police at x9-911. Examples of an on-campus emergency include, but are not limited to:
- Acts or threats of suicide or violence
- Possession of a weapon
- Psychotic episode (i.e. paranoia, hearing voices, etc.)
- Student injury, illness, or death
In our daily lives, it is more common to encounter a non-emergency issue with a student. When a student shares or exhibits non-life-threatening behavior that might interfere with their academic or developmental success, it is important to report this information to the C.A.R.E. Team. Some non-life-threatening behaviors might include, but are not limited to:
- Suicidal thoughts or plans
- Homelessness or food insecurity
- Self-injurious behavior, such as cutting or burning
- Struggling with health problems
- Problems at home, with classes, or work
- Dramatic changes in mood or behavior (i.e. frequently angry, easily frustrated, isolating behavior, flat affect, extreme lack of responsiveness)
- Changes in academic performance
- Grief and/or significant loss
- Excessive class absenteeism
- Dramatic changes in hygiene, appearance, or weight
- Classroom disruption
- Suspicion of drug or alcohol abuse
- Concerning words and/or actions in person or on social media postings
- Words or actions motivated by hatred or discrimination
- Other disruptive or disturbing behavior
- Harassment, bullying
THIS LIST IS NOT EXHAUSTIVE. IF YOU SEE ANYTHING THAT YOU THINK SIGNALS THAT A STUDENT MIGHT BE IN DISTRESS, TRUST YOUR INSTINCT AND REPORT IT.
What does the CARE Team need to know?
Providing as much factual information as possible is critical. If you need to Report something, please click on the Report Form link below and complete the form. The CARE Team’s effectiveness depends upon obtaining as comprehensive a report as possible.
Please include in your report, as much of the following as you are able. Although the Team’s effectiveness increases with the amount of information we receive, all information is voluntary and the report may be submitted completely anonymously.
- Student’s name and ID number (if known).
- A factual description of the incident or behavior.
- Direct quotes, whenever possible.
- Where and when the incident or behavior occurred.
- Names and contact information of witnesses.
- Your name, position and complete contact information.
- Any emails or other information you have.
- Copies of voice recordings, text messages, and/or e-mails, when available.
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