Student Care Team (SCT)
WHAT IS THE SCT?
The Student Care Team (SCT) at WCSU is a multi-disciplinary leadership team established to foster essential information sharing and collaboration. The SCT’s purpose is to monitor, assess, intervene, consult, and refer in order to remove barriers to student success and wellbeing. Students often come to college with various social, emotional, developmental, physical and, sometimes, mental health issues. These can create challenges as they can interfere with academic success or cause concern in residence life settings, in the classroom, or on campus.
HOW TO REFER A STUDENT TO THE SCT:
As a member of the WCSU community, you are in a unique position to identify signs of concern and connect students to services that support their success. Any member of the university community can submit documentation of a concern regarding someone who is exhibiting behaviors or signs of academic, social or emotional distress. Any member can contact one of the offices representing the SCT, and speak to a representative who can determine if the concern falls into the domain of the SCT. If you are unsure whether a concern you have is something the SCT can assist with, ask anyway. The more opportunity we have to provide resources to our students, the better.
WONDERING WHETHER OR HOW TO INTERVENE WITH A STUDENT IN DISTRESS?
Ask yourself the following:
- Is this behavior significantly out of the ordinary?
- Is this student consistently disruptive?
- Is this behavior impacting the learning environment?
- Is the behavior getting worse, even with classroom management techniques?
- Does the behavior put anyone at risk?
- Is this situation beyond my skill level or training?
- Do I want to talk with someone before determining a course of action?
If you answered “Yes” or “Perhaps” to any of the above questions, it is a good idea to consult with a member of Western’s SCT. You can begin a consultation by calling one of SCT’s member offices.
CURRENT SCT MEMBERS & CONTACT INFORMATION
Dr. Walter Cramer
Dean of Students
Dr. Rée LeBlanc Gunter
*If you would like a couple of us to come to your department/staff meeting, please reach out to one of our members and we will be glad to assist.