Shoreline Care Team
At Shoreline, we care and are here to help. Are you worried about a student? Did you see or hear something questionable or concerning? Please tell someone!
The Shoreline Care Team identifies, assesses, and monitors concerns about students and coordinates response using a comprehensive, equitable, and multidisciplinary approach.
Care Team Purpose
- Identify, assess, and support students who may be in distress or display concerning behavior;
- Initiate appropriate measures to support the student and campus community;
- Coordinate activities with other initiatives/programs to support students;
- Educate and empower the campus community to recognize, report, manage, and effectively address concerning, problematic, disruptive, threatening, and/or harmful behaviors;
- Provide consultation, support, recommendations, and intervention assistance to campus members to help students and manage situations or behaviors, preferably before they repeat, escalate, or become threatening or acts of harm to self or others; and
- Collect, assess, and track reports and information about student behaviors to identify and respond to patterns of behavior or trends, including gaps in service(s) and support for students.
When and What to Report
Worried about the health and safety of a student? Are you witnessing a student struggle academically or personally? Are you unsure of how to assist? There is help - and it begins with sharing information with Shoreline’s Care Team. Report any behavior that causes you concern or may make others feel unsafe. Err on the side of caution when deciding to report, even if you are not sure or just want the information to be documented.
If you report a concern, please be prepared to share:
- Your contact information;
- Name/any known information about the person you are referring, including SID number;
- Summary of the observed behavior or concern, including when and where it occurred. Be specific, objective, and descriptive; omitting any assumptions or bias;
- Any attempts to intervene, manage, or address the behavior; and
- Other information you believe may be important.
- You can make an anonymous report, however, the response may be limited.
The Care Team does not respond directly to emergencies. In an emergency, call 911 and Campus Safety & Security at 206-235-5860.
What Happens After I Make a Report?
The Care Team approach seeks to connect students to the proper department(s) that will provide the best resource(s). Care reports are reviewed during normal business hours by people who are trained to assess and act. The Care Team conducts an initial assessment on every report. In many cases, the outcome of the initial assessment is simply to offer support and resources to either the individual who reports the concern, the person of concern, or both.
We will collaborate with the person making the report and with other campus and community resources, if appropriate. In some cases, a more in-depth analysis may occur before the Care Team can determine next steps of intervention. The reporting party will be kept informed, as appropriate, of the situation while mindful of the privacy of all parties involved.
If there is a concern for safety, the Care Team can help those who report to contact the appropriate on- and off-campus support and resources. While maintaining privacy is the Care Team’s goal, please be aware that reports and other communication may be subject to review as outlined in federal and state laws. The campus does not tolerate retaliation.
If there is a potential threat, the Care Team provides guidance and recommendations to the appropriate individuals to mitigate or manage the threat. The Care Team retains all reported information to assist in identifying potential behavioral patterns.
Who Serves on The Care Team?
- Lianne Almughirah, Director, International Admissions and Student Services
- Sheryl Copeland, Faculty Counselor, Counseling Center (Co-Chair)
- Mical DeGraaff, Program Manager, Gender Equity Center
- Derek Levy, Dean, Student Support and Success (Co-Chair)
- Miranda Levy, Program Specialist, Student Accessibility Services
- Tricia Lovely, Coordinator, Title IX | EEO
- Edwin Lucero, Director, Safety and Security
- Sundi Musnicki, Director, Student Leadership and Residential Life
- Megan Winter, Acting Assistant Director, Student Leadership & Residential Life
- Tim Wright, Acting Dean, Social Sciences and Library
The following resources may be helpful to you:
How to Report
Care Team Administrators:
|Sheryl Copeland - Counselor|
|Derek Levy - Dean, Student Support & Success|
|Marisa Herrera - Vice President, Students, Equity and Success (Sponsor)|
|(206) 546-4641 (Administrative Assistant)|