Hiram Care Team

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The Hiram College Coordinated Assistance Resource and Education (CARE) team is a multidisciplinary group of staff members who meet regularly to identify, monitor and, if necessary, provide support for students in an integrated fashion. This support is focused on identifying resources and services that will lead to the academic and personal well-being of the student.

The CARE team also serves as a resource to those who may have questions about how to approach and address a particular situation. If you are concerned about the physical or emotional well-being of a student in any way, please let the CARE team know by using the following link to submit a Concerning Behavior Report.

This form is NOT designed for emergency response situations. Non-emergency referrals will be reviewed during normal business hours and are not typically monitored after hours, on weekends, or during official College holidays. If this is an emergency that involves an imminent risk of harm to self or others, please call 911 and report the specific behavior. If it is safe to do so, you should also call Campus Safety at 330.569.3211.

Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Noticeable decline in student attendance
  • Decline in student engagement in class
  • Difficulty in getting along with classmates
  • Routinely argumentative, angry, disrespectful, or non-cooperative
  • Frequent and continued technology misuse
  • Social isolation or odd behavior, and/or poor boundaries
  • Threatening (direct or indirect) behavior or speech
  • Lack of attention, sleeping, low motivation or focus
  • Exhibiting sense of hopelessness or desperation
  • Frequent arguments and confrontations with others
  • Teasing or bullying (receiving or giving)
  • Explosive or impulsive behavior
  • Social withdrawal or inappropriate boundaries
  • Excessive alcohol or drug use
  • Sexually harassing or aggressive behavior
  • Threats (either verbal or physical)
  • Argumentative with authority

**The presence of more than one of these increases the level of concern**