What is the CARE team?
The mission of the AU CARE Team is to provide a caring program for student identification, intervention, and response while balancing the needs of the individual with those of the community.
What does the CARE team do?
The CARE Team identifies students whose behavioral patterns have raised concern about their well-being; centralizes communication to gain a more complete understanding of the whole student; and develops a collaborative outreach plan with campus and community resources to address identified risks. The team reviews all referred concerns as soon as reasonably possible and recognizes that some referrals, by their very nature, will require immediate review and others may be dealt with during regular Team meetings. The Team will use a fact-based assessment process to develop an appropriate plan of action.
Who is on the CARE team?
A multidisciplinary team which includes: Associate Dean of Student Life, Director for Student Support and Advocacy, Chair of CARE team, Dean of Student Life, Assistant Director for Student Support and Advocacy, Academic Success Coordinator, Director of Student Health Services, Director of Student Counseling and Psychological Services, Director of Residence Life, Director of Testing and Disability Services, Captain, Public Safety and Senior Legal Advisor. Additional members of the Campus community will be consulted as needed.
Who can make a referral?
Any person, including students, parents, faculty and staff, and other community members, who has concern for the well-being or safety of a student or the community, or who has reason to believe that a student may pose a direct threat to themselves or others, is strongly encouraged to fill out an electronic CARE report and refer the matter to the CARE Team. The on-line form allows for 24-hour reporting; however, please note that referrals may not be handled until the next business day.
How do I submit a CARE report?
By going to Augusta University Cares on the website (www.augusta.edu/careteam/index.php) and click on submit a report.
Who do I contact after hours?
Call University Police (706) 721-2911 or 1-2911 within the University. In case of a medical emergency, dial 911. After hours Mental Health Emergencies: Georgia Crisis & Access Line 1-800-715-4225