Your Northeast CARE Team
The CARE Team provides faculty, staff, students, families, or any other individual a resource to contact if they have concerns about a student's well-being. Our goal is to provide consultation, advocacy, resources, and education to help facilitate individual success and cultivate a safe campus environment.
During the initial meeting team members typically:
- Assess student well-being in terms of emotional, social, economic, familial, or medical challenges affecting day-to-day living
- Provide consultation and education
- Connect students with helpful academic, social and emotional support and resource providers
The CARE Team is available to consult with faculty, staff, family members and others about issues affecting student well-being. CARE Team members can help assess a difficult situation, suggest resources, and offer advice about appropriate interventions or referrals. Consultation helps determine strategies to best support Northeast students who may be experiencing distress or challenges. To request a consultation, please contact Care Team member.
Building a Community of Support
The CARE Team engages proactive, collaborative approaches to identify, assess, and mitigate risks associated with students exhibiting concerning behaviors or facing challenges. By partnering with members of the Northeast community, the CARE Team strives to provide consultation services that promote student well-being and campus safety.
Behaviors of Concern
Please tell us if you know of a student who is exhibiting one or more of the following behaviors, or any behavior that is of concern to you.
- Anger, Violence, Cruelty
- Social isolation
- Bias, Prejudice, Intimidation, Hate Crime
- Suicidal or Homicidal Ideation
- Extreme Changes in Behavior
- Social Media Causing Alarm
- Stalking and Harassment (report to Title IX)
- Fascination with Weapons/Mass Shooting Situations
- Drunkenness or being under the influence of illicit drugs in the classroom
- Repeated classroom disruption (after classroom management techniques have been exhausted)
- Aggressive, threatening or violent words/actions
- Academic misconduct and dishonesty
- Articulation of depression/hopelessness
- Suicidal ideation, not in immediate danger – if so, call 911
- Reports of abuse, relationship/domestic/intimate partner violence, sexual assault (report to Title IX)
- Disorganized speech, rapid or slurred speech, confusion
- Impacted by actual/perceived situational stressors and traumatic events (serious loss or grief, etc.)
- Off his/her baseline (change in frequent attendance to excessive absences, marked change in physical appearance, etc.)
- Paranoid speech (belief that he/she is being singled out for unfair treatment and/or abuse)
- Emotionally troubled (appears anxious, manic, or unstable)
- Self-injurious behavior (cutting, pulling hair, hitting him/herself etc.)
- Unable to care for themselves (poor self-care, protection, and judgment)
* this list is not all inclusive.
If you need assistance, please contact the CARE team at (402) 844-7282, or reach out to a CARE Team member:
- Mary Balaski, Director of Disability Services
- Josh Becker, Director of TRIO Student Support Services
- Brad Ranslem, Associate Dean of Applied Technology
- Lisa Reifenrath, Director of Advising Services