CARE
CARE Team

Communication Awareness Referral and Education (CARE) Team

North Seattle College treats the health and safety of our students and employees with the utmost seriousness. The college is committed to promoting a safe campus environment and to providing support to those in distress.

In order to provide the appropriate support in a timely manner, North has created the Communication Awareness Referral and Education (CARE) Team.

The CARE team is a flexible interdisciplinary team of campus professionals who consult regularly, and encourage campus awareness and communication about health and safety concerns.  The CARE team consults with and coordinates service referrals to trained community professionals such as 9-1-1, The King County Crisis Clinic, and hospital emergency rooms which are qualified to provide assessment, response and which offer 24-hour access to services.

CARE does not replace standard classroom management techniques or calling 9-1-1 in the event of a true emergency. 

For employee situations, please report to Campus Human Resources at 206-934-7792.

How does CARE work?

In life threatening emergencies, call 9-1-1. On how to handle behaviors or situations of concern, click here for guidance.

In an emergency, call 9-1-1.  CARE does NOT respond directly to emergencies.

Promoting a safe campus involves us all. Be vigilant and report distressing behavior immediately:

  1. 1. If you observe specific student behavior that can be perceived as possibly threatening to self or others, you should email NSCcares@seattlecolleges.edu or contact the Vice-President of Student Development Services. 
  2. 2. CARE members will consult in a timely manner and develop appropriate courses of action.
  3. 3. Confidentiality of reports and processes is maintained as needed.

What and When to Report

In life threatening emergencies, call 9-1-1. On how to handle behaviors or situations of concern, click here for guidance.

In an emergency, call 9-1-1. CARE does NOT respond directly to emergencies.

Report to NSCcares@seattlecolleges.edu any behavior that causes you concern or may make others feel unsafe.  We encourage you to reach out to a CARE Team member if you are unsure whether to report the behavior of concern or just want to inform so we can monitor patterns of behavior.

If you report a behavior/situation of concern, please be prepared to share:

  • • Your contact information
  • • Name/any known information about the student you are referring
  • • Summary of the observed behavior/situation or concern, including when and where it occurred.
  • • Any attempts to intervene, manage, or address the behavior
  • • Other information you believe may be important
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What Happens After I Make A Report?

After reviewing a Behavior/Situation of Concern report, the Vice President of Student Development Services will contact the reporting party within 72-hours.  The Vice President of Student Development Services will consult and work with appropriate CARE team members to offer support and resources to either the individual who reports the concern, the student of concern, or both.