Guttman Community College is committed to providing a safe environment for the community. The College’s CARE team was established to identify, assess, and monitor students displaying levels of distress, disruption, or concerning behaviors that might warrant timely intervention. The team’s primary goal is to provide threat assessments, early intervention, and support before a crisis arises.
Behaviors to refer to CARE include, but are not limited to, unusual or bizarre behavior, passive expression of aggressive thoughts, psychological or behavioral concerns, physical/sexual abuse, intimate partner violence, stalking, disruptiveness, behavior that may be dangerous to oneself or others, or other behaviors that raise concern.
The Guttman CARE team meets monthly and as needed. During meetings, the CARE team discusses how to best support students of concern and together create an action plan to ensure that the student is well connected to resources and the necessary personnel.
Once the form is submitted, the CARE Team will review and follow up accordingly. Please complete the form to the best of your ability, it is alright if you do not know all of the answers to the form questions. If you have any questions, you can email CARE at GuttmanCARE@guttman.cuny.edu
If you observe a student or classmate struggling with any of the following, get the student help and support by submitting a CARE Referral Form:
- Expressing violent or aggressive thoughts or says things you think might be disturbing
- Disengaging and/or isolating themselves
- Experiencing dramatic mood shifts
- Making disturbing comments in conversation, email, letters, social media postings or papers
- Making threatening comments in conversation or in writing
- Showing disruptive, unusual, or bizarre behavior
- Psychological or behavioral concerns (depression, severe anxiety/panic, anger outbursts)
- Abusing alcohol or drugs
- Abuse – physical, emotional, and/or sexual
- Partner violence
If you, or anyone else, from the campus community observes a situation that needs immediate intervention, please contact Public Safety immediately at 212-221-4630 or extension 3-8102. If you are not on campus, please call 911. Situations that warrant immediate intervention include violence, or someone who is an imminent threat to themselves or others.
A CARE Referral Form should be submitted AFTER emergency personnel have been contacted. You can submit the CARE Referral here.