CARES Team

Campus Assessment & Response Evaluation Services

CARES Team

NCTC cares not only about our students' academic success, but their emotional and physical well-being. The Campus Assessment Response Evaluation Services (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.

CARES addresses behavior which may be disruptive, harmful or pose a threat to the health and safety of the NCTC community. This may be such things as:

  • stalking
  • harassment
  • physical or emotional abuse
  • violent or threatening behavior
  • self-harm

Making a Report

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.

For emergencies, please call 911.

Where To Find Help

A list of resources is available for students and community members in need of any type of assistance, such as:

  • housing
  • childcare
  • physical or mental health services
  • transportation

Students are welcome to meet with their Advisor or Success Coach to discuss which resources would best meet their needs.*

*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 may be changes in:

  • academic performance
  • attendance
  • physical appearance
  • ability to concentrate.

Elevated disturbance behaviors may interfere with class, such as:

  • being disruptive
  • irritable
  • exaggerated emotional responses
  • unexplained crying.

Severe or extreme behaviors may include:

  • Threats of harming self and/or others
  • outbursts of anger
  • loss of touch with reality
  • irrational or paranoid thoughts.

Responses to Mild, Moderate, or Elevated Behaviors

  • Talk to the student in private
  • Express concern, but 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 CARES campus contact or complete the Reporting & Referral Form

CARES Reporting & Referral Form

Contact Our Team

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