The safety of students at Coastal Bend College is extremely important to us. The CBC C.A.R.E. (Concern, Assess, Response, Evaluate) Team works collaboratively and proactively to provide early intervention and assistance to CBC students who needs assistance. The team uses approaches to identify, assess and alleviate risks associated with students exhibiting concerning behaviors or thoughts. The CARE Team ensures that the student is referred to the appropriate resources.     



Provide consultation and support to students who display concerning or disruptive behaviors; gather information to assess the situation involving individuals who display concerning or disruptive behaviors; educate and empower the college community to recognize, report and effectively address concerning or disruptive behaviors; recommend appropriate intervention strategies (utilizing the NaBITA Risk Rubric)connect students with campus and community resources; implement case management plan or support services.     




Step 1: Complete & submit the CARE Team Referral Form

Step 2: The CARE Team will meet to discuss to recommend appropriate intervention strategies to student.

The CARE Team reviews referrals during normal hours of operation, Mon.-Fri., 8 AM - 5 PM and during the Summer Mon.-Thurs., 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM. 

NOTE: The CARE Team Referral Form should NOT be used for emergency situations. In case of an emergency call 9-1-1. 

C.A.R.E. Team Resources

National Suicide Hotline 
988 - This is the national suicide & crisis lifeline of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. You also have the option to chat with a counselor by visiting

National Domestic Violence Hotline 
1-800-799-7233 or text START to 88768 - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides essential tools and support to help survivors of domestic violence so they can live their lives free of abuse. Contacts to the Hotline can expect highly-trained, expert advocates to offer free, confidential and compassionate support, crisis intervention information, education and referral services in over 200 languages. 
Click here to view community mental health services

Grief Resources
Hospice & Community Care, Grief Video Library