TigerCARE stands for Campus Awareness Response and Evaluation. Tiger. CARE is a multidisciplinary team that helps identify members of the SCTC community who may be struggling or at risk in order to provide timely and appropriate interventions to assist them.
TigerCARE handles a range of issues, including: Refer to Espyr when appropriate
The TigerCARE team responds immediately to all concerns by evaluating needs and risk levels on a case-by-case basis. Then the team implements a timely intervention to help SCTC students and staff access the specific resources they need as quickly as possible.
Assist SCTC faculty, staff and students in identifying behaviors that signal an individual who may be distressed, disruptive, and/or dysregulated and therefore pose a potential risk to self or others.
SCTC’s Tiger CARE helps identify members of the SCTC community who may be struggling or at risk in order to provide timely and appropriate interventions to assist them. The team also helps faculty, staff and students in situations involving distressed, disruptive, or threatening behavior.
TigerCARE does not adjudicate, discipline or impose sanctions against any member of the campus community, nor does it provide or mandate treatment and, therefore, is not a disciplinary body.
People experiencing psychological or emotional distress may not directly express their feelings, but they will usually exhibit behaviors that are out of the ordinary and/or considered socially inappropriate or strange. Use of drugs or alcohol may mirror or exacerbate these symptoms.
Individuals who are in distress are at greater risk of suicide, especially when behaviors are new or have increased, often in response to a recent painful event, including loss or changes.
Before submitting a concern, faculty, staff and students may consult with a member of the TigerCARE team to discuss their concern. However, completing a report form may still be required following the consultation.