CARE Team, other resources can help ensure safety

Given the recent events in Boston and at other institutions of higher education, Wake Forest wants to remind members of its community of the CARE Team and its role in helping to ensure campus safety. Reports made to the CARE Team, either through a division liaison or on your own, are extremely helpful in ensuring the team is evaluating behaviors or communications which cause alarm.

The CARE Team thought it would be helpful to provide a few reminders about communicating with concerned parties:

  • If there is an emergency situation where someone is in need of immediate assistance or consultation, contact WFU Police at 758.5911 (or 911 on campus).
  • In the case of a mental health emergency during the school year, contact the University Counseling Center between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., or Student Health Service after hours at 758.5218 for the University Counseling Center counselor on-call.
  • The University Counseling Center provides individual counseling, support and counseling groups and referrals. For complete details, visit http://counselingcenter.wfu.edu/ or call 758.5273.
  • Student Health offers psychiatric consultations and urgent care (24 hours during fall and spring semesters), among many other services, and may be reached at 758.5218. For a list of services, visit http://shs.wfu.edu/services/.
  • For substance abuse concerns, students may be referred to WFU’s substance abuse prevention program, CHOICES, http://choices.studentlife.wfu.edu/. Lavi Wilson is WFU’s Substance Abuse Coordinator and may be reached at 758.4371 or wilsonsl@nullwfu.edu.

The CARE Team needs to continue to receive reports from you when you notice people or behaviors of concern, whether those are students, faculty, staff, parents or alumni.  You can make a report by going to your department liaison or contacting Caitlyn Burchette, associate director of student affairs, at burcheac@nullwfu.edu or 758.4247.

You can learn more about the CARE Team by visiting careteam.wfu.edu.

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