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 Mountain View College community.
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.
The CARE Team assists students who have been identified by student/staff/faculty as suffering from mental health issues. This interdepartmental team connects students with the appropriate services and monitors their progress in an effort to ensure their general well-being, academic success and progress, and in order to maintain a healthier and safer college.
The mission of the CARE Team is to: Assist in protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the students and members of the college community from student behaviors which are a concern while balancing the educational needs of the student and the academic mission of the college.
Behavioral Intervention Teams (CARE Teams) have been and are being created at colleges across the country to meet 3 basic needs that are found in each college:
Students with mental health issues need to be identified and connected to appropriate services.
In the Virginia Tech incident in 2007, which left 33 dead:
Earliest possible identification of troubled students, with appropriate services provided and follow-up monitoring involved, give us the best possible chance of preventing serious violence on our college.
Neither those with emotional issues nor those around them can focus properly on academic work:
Commitment to student success includes dealing with mental health issues of students in a manner which allows both the student and those around them to have the best possible opportunity for academic success.