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Care Team

Fellow students, faculty, and staff play a critical role in recognizing and supporting students who might be in distress. Whether attending class in Marshfield, Stevens Point, or Wausau, know that You Matter. Point Cares.

​Care Team

The Care Team at UW-Stevens Point gathers information about students facing crises, personal struggles, life traumas and other barriers the might impede their personal and academic success. Utilizing a case management model, the team may meet with the impacted student, consult with faculty and staff, connect students to resources, and advocate for students across campus. For more information about the types of concerns managed by our office, please see our 2016-2017 annual report.

Possible Indicators of Distress
Fellow students, faculty, and staff should reach out to support and submit information about concerning student behavior or challening life circumstances. Our Red Folder Project provides helpful tips and resources. Indicators of distress may include:

  • Significant changes in mood, behavior, appearance, or academic work.
  • Appears agitated, sad, worried, anxious, or displays unprovoked anger or hostility.
  • Expresses hopelessness or references suicide or self-harm.
  • Is managing grief/loss of a family member or friend.
  • Shares other concerning situations.
  • Communicates any of the above via email, correspondence, texting, phone calls, or in class assignments (out of context). 

Membership

  • Assistant Dean of Students-Case Management (Chair)
  • Assistant Dean of Students-Conduct
  • Assistant Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students
  • Counseling Center
  • Disability Services
  • Residential Living
  • Student Health Service
  • University Police and Security Services

​Threat Assessment

A smaller group of professionals serves as the student-focused threat assessment group for campus to address concerns about potential threats of harm to self or others.

Immediately Contact Local Law Enforcement, University Police, or 911 for any of the following concerns:

  • Violent or destructive behavior.
  • Aggressive or threatening behavior with high risk of harm.
  • Immediate safety concerns related to suicidal thoughts or behaviors.
  • Medical emergency, including drug or alcohol overdose.

Other behavior of an aggressive or serious nature should be reported to our office.

Membership

  • Assistant Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students (Chair)
  • Assistant Dean of Students-Case Management
  • Assistant Dean of Students-Conduct
  • Campus Executive for Marshfield campus
  • Campus Executive for Wausau campus
  • Counseling Center
  • University Police and Security Services

Other offices, faculty, or staff may be included depending on the circumstances of the concern and unique background of the student.