If this is an emergency, please call 911.

Mission

The Campus Assessment, Responsive and Evaluation (CARE) Team at Eastern Wyoming College conducts proactive and collaborative actions to identify, assess, and mitigate risks associated with students, faculty, staff and visitors who exhibit concerning or disruptive behavior.

Responsibilities

Signs of Concerning and Disruptive Behavior

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Signs of Distressed Behavior
  • Emotionally troubled (e.g. depressed, manic, unstable)
  • Individual impacted by situational stressors and traumatic events that cause disruption or concern
    • May be psychiatrically symptomatic if not coping/adapting to stressors/trauma
    • Behavior may subside when stressor is removed or trauma is addressed/processed
Signs of Disturbed Behavior
  • Increasingly disruptive or concerning behavior, unusual and/or bizarre acting.
    • May be destructive, apparently harmful or threatening
    • Substance misuse and abuse; self-medication; erratic medication compliance
Signs of Dangerous Behavior

Threats to self and others, including suicidal (thoughts, feelings, expressed intentions and ideations), para-suicidal (extreme self-injurious behaviors, eating disorder, personality disorder), and homicidal behavior.

  • Engaging in risk taking behaviors (e.g. substance abusing)
  • Hostile, aggressive, relationally abusive
  • Deficient in skills that regulate emotion, cognition, self, behavior and relationships
  • Profoundly disturbed, detached view of reality
  • Unable to care for themselves (poor self care/protection/judgement)
  • At risk of grievous injury or death without intent to self-harm
  • Often seen in psychotic breaks

FAQ

Why submit a report?

If you have a concern about the health, safety or behavior of an Eastern Wyoming College student, faculty, staff or visitor, you are encouraged to notify the Campus Assessment, Response, and Evaluation team (CARE Team) using Report a Concern. If you have any questions regarding filing a concern report, please contact the Chair of the CARE Team, at 307.532.8378 or email care@ewc.wy.edu.

Can I report anonymously?

Although anonymous reports may be submitted, we encourage you to include your name and contact information so we may follow up with you for any further clarification that may be necessary. Please provide as much detailed information regarding the concern as possible. If sufficient information is not provided, the CARE Team may be limited in their response.

What happens next?

Once a report has been received by the CARE Team, it will be reviewed by a team member. The team will take appropriate action, which may or may not include contacting the individual, you, and any involved parties you have identified.