C.A.R.E. Team:
Behaviors of Concern & Signs of Distress

What should I do when I am concerned about the behavior or the wellbeing of a classmate?

MSM established the Campus Assessment Response and Evaluation (C.A.R.E.) Team in 2013 to better manage getting help to those who need it, and to make sure MSM identifies anyone who poses a potential danger to others. The C.A.R.E. Team is composed of individuals who have specific expertise and professional training in the assessment of, and intervention with, individuals who may present a threat to themselves and/or the Manhattan School of Music Community. The C.A.R.E. Team can follow up with appropriate resources to give the referred individual the physical, psychological and academic support they need. The C.A.R. E. Team also seeks to educate the campus community on the importance of prompt reporting of the problematic behaviors. The C.A.R.E. Team Referral Form is one way to communicate to the C.A.R.E. Team.

C.A.R.E. Team members

Monica Coen Christensen, Dean of Students
Carol Matos, Senior Director of Administration & Human Relations
Marjorie Merryman, Provost and Senior Vice President
David Geber, Vice Provost and Dean of Artistic Affairs
Melanie Dorsey, Director of Student Engagement
Susan Mitchell, Campus Health Nurse

Note: Title IX Coordinator Carol Matos is tasked with responding to allegations of sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, sexual misconduct (including sexual assault), stalking, domestic violence and dating violence. To report situations which may be violations of Title IX please use the online Sexual Misconduct Report form.

What are the warning signs that a classmate may be in distress?

Are there common situations to be aware of that can lead to distress?

What should I do if I think a classmate at MSM is showing signs of distress?

What should I be careful NOT to do?

What will happen after I refer a classmate to the C.A.R.E. Team?