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CARE Team

Bridge the gap between those who need support and those who can help.

What you see or know about is important to us. Be a bridge builder and help connect our university community by reaching out when you notice something out of the ordinary, or are concerned for the well-being of yourself or other community members. Learn more about our CARE Team below and discover how you can partner with us to promote safety on campus.

 

Make a Referral

*Referrals can be made by individuals outside of the Liberty University community by e-mailing CARE@liberty.edu.


Mission

The CARE Team (Collaborate, Assess, Resource, Empower) exists to promote the safety and well-being of the university community. The CARE Team reviews concerning behaviors over time and identifies patterns, trends, and disturbances in individual behavior.  The CARE Team collaborates as a group of dedicated professionals to assess the needs of students with concerning behavior(s) in order to provide resources to empower students for holistic success.


What is the CARE Team?

Working in conjunction with other university departments – such as the Office of Residence Life, Student Counseling Services, LU Shepherd, the Office of Community Life, and the Liberty University Police Department (LUPD) – we employ a case management model to connect students to the appropriate resources, in order to meet the unique needs of each individual, and seek to prevent the escalation of concerning behaviors.


Why should I contact the CARE Team?

The CARE Team relies on the observations, interactions, and unique community built by Liberty University students, faculty, and staff in order to ensure no student concerns go unnoticed. Join us in keeping our campus safe by bridging the gap between those who need support and the people who can help, by making a referral when you notice someone exhibiting concerning behaviors.

A concerning behavior is a questionable, suspicious, or inappropriate behavior that may present itself through appearance, speech, writing works, or specific actions.

These include:

  • Threats to others
  • Expression of suicidal thoughts or feelings of hopelessness
  • Notable change in behavior or appearance
  • Overly aggressive behavior toward others
  • Self-injurious behaviors
  • Overreaction to circumstances
  • Overly nervous, tense or fearful
  • Assignments that convey clear intentions to harm self or others
  • Paranoia or delusions
  • Disengaged behavior
  • Uncharacteristically poor academic performance
  • Substance abuse

Students, faculty, and staff are expected to notify LUPD at (434) 592-3911 if they observe or become aware of immediately threatening or concerning behaviors.