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CARE Team

DCCCD cares about its students’ academic, emotional and physical success. The (Campus Assessment, Response and Evaluation) CARE Team was created to accept referrals regarding individuals in distress or whose behavior raises concerns about their well-being or that of others. The CARE Team also addresses behaviors or mental, emotional or psychological health conditions that may be disruptive, harmful or pose a direct threat or risk to the health and safety of the El Centro College community.

How do you make a referral to the CARE Team?

Complete the CARE Team Online Referral Form.

A member of the CARE Team will review this information Monday-Friday within 24 business hours.

This form is not for emergency situations.

In case of an emergency call 911 on a campus phone or 972-860-4290 from a cell phone.


Report a Concern

The CARE Team has developed a form to report concerns about or issues with students. The new form is a way to expand the team’s efforts to help students who are in need of assistance.

Who is the CARE Team?

The ECC CARE Team consists of Administrators, Campus Police, a faculty member from each academic department, a representative from each campus, counselors, and representatives from various Student Services.

What does the CARE Team do?

The CARE Team intervenes and responds to students by connecting them with resources and support. Interventions are designed to equip students of concern with the greatest chance of success and the ECC Community with the greatest level of protection. In other words, the CARE Team addresses students whose behavior or emotional/psychological health condition may be harmful to themselves, others or the learning environment. The CARE Team meets weekly to review all reports using NaBITA standards.

What to Report:

  • Student exhibits significant changes in demeanor (e.g. a previously well groomed student begins to present with poor grooming)
  • Student appears sad or depressed in a manner that may suggest intervention is needed
  • Student makes suicidal remarks or attempts
  • Student’s emotional response is highly unusual and/or exaggerated or their behavior appears highly disturbed
  • Student has submitted disturbing written material or has made threats; direct or indirect (e.g. references to guns or punching walls near someone in an intimidating/threatening fashion)
  • Students who are continually disrespectful or fail to manage their mood on campus or while interacting online
 
If there is an emergency, please call campus police directly and immediately!

How to Report:

Please complete and submit the form here: Online Reporting Form