CARES Team

Campus Assessment & Response Evaluation Services

CARES Team

North Central Texas College cares about our students' academic success, as well as their emotional and physical well-being. The NCTC CARES Team promotes a safe learning environment for students, faculty, and staff and is committed to taking a proactive approach in helping our students succeed.

This team addresses behavior which may be disruptive, harmful or pose a threat to the health and safety of the NCTC community-such as stalking, harassment, physical or emotional abuse, violent or threatening behavior, or self-harm. As a student, faculty, or staff member, you have the ability to report concerning behavior which could impact your own safety or the safety of any other person in the NCTC community. Please review the guidelines below for determining if you or someone you are concerned about is in need of resources or more immediate intervention.

Where To Find Help

The following list of resources is available for students or community members in need of any type of assistance, such as housing, childcare, physical or mental health services, and transportation. NCTC students are welcome to meet with their Advisor or Success Coach in order to discuss which community resources could offer the support they need to manage financial or emotional stressors impacting their college success. North Central Texas College does not endorse any particular resource or agency. It is the individual’s responsibility to research and make choices based upon information received from each agency. 

Community Resources

What You Can Do to Help
Be Aware, Show You Care! 

Early Signs of Mild or Moderate Distress 
Changes in academic performance, attendance, physical appearance, and/or ability to concentrate

Elevated Disturbance Behaviors
Interferes with class, disruptive, irritable, exaggerated emotional responses or unexplained crying

Severe or Extreme Behaviors
Threats of harming self and/or others, outbursts of anger, loss of contact with reality, irrational or paranoid thoughts

Responses to Mild, Moderate, or Elevated Behaviors

  • Talk to the student in private
  • Express concern...in a non-judgmental way
  • Ask if the student is considering harmful or suicidal behavior
  • Identify options and make referrals
  • Know your own limits-ask for help!

Responses to Severe or Extreme Behaviors:

  • Call 911 from a campus phone if there is an immediate risk to self or others, and alert a Campus Administrator, Campus Police, and or staff person in the Counseling and Advising office
  • If no immediate risk, call your NCTC CARES campus contact or complete the Reporting/Referral Form.

    Complete CARES Reporting & Referral Form

The CARES Team is comprised of staff from various departments, including Counseling & Advising, Student Conduct, Campus Police, and the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD).

CARES Team Corinth: (940) 498-6245

CARES Team Flower Mound: (972) 899-8402

CARES Team Bowie, Graham & Gainesville: (940) 668-4207