CARE Faculty/Staff Process


Conversation and email starters

We encourage you to address your concerns with the student in question prior to submitting a CARE report. We are, however, aware this is not always possible or your preference. By speaking directly with the student about your concerns it lets the student know that you care about the student’s success and resources are available. Talking with the student about submitting a CARE report also:

The following text may assist you in this effort.

Email correspondence

You are welcome to use this wording when responding to a student and edit it in a way that sounds authentic to you as an individual.

Thank you for sharing this sensitive information with me. It sounds like you are going through a difficult experience. I want to do what I can to make sure Clark supports you so I have asked someone in the Dean of Student Development office to reach out to you. You can expect someone to contact you soon. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Note: If using the above language, please remember to submit a report if you have not done so yet.

Questions to consider before submitting a CARE Report

These questions are meant to serve as guidelines for referring a student to CARE.

Please note that CARE operates during normal business hours, and does not provide immediate crisis response. If you have a concern about a student that you believe requires immediate attention, please contact Safety & Security at 360-992-2133 or in an emergency, please contact 911.

Listed below are some of the possible signs of distress that would warrant a CARE Report

The life of a CARE report

INCLUDE PRINTABLE/downloadable CARE process sheet

Syllabus wording

At Clark College, we have a team of professionals who are dedicated to your overall well-being and your academic success. As your faculty, I may submit a CARE report to make sure that you have wrap around support to be successful here at Clark College. You are also welcome to submit a CARE report for yourself or others.

Syllabus Mandatory reporting requirement

As an instructor, one of my responsibilities is to help create a safe learning environment, thus I also have a mandatory reporting responsibility. It is my goal that you feel able to share information related to your life experiences in classroom discussions, in your assignments, and in any individual meetings with me. It is always my goal to keep information you share private, but in cases of certain disclosures I am required by law to share that information with the appropriate reporting entities. I must report all allegations of dating violence or domestic violence, child abuse or neglect, abuse of vulnerable populations, and/or credible threats of harm to yourself or others. Based on your disclosure to me, I may need to report this information to our Title IX Coordinator. Someone will contact you to offer support and connection to resources on and off-campus. If you wish to make a disclosure that could remain confidential, there are staff at Clark College who are deemed confidential, they are counselors found in Counseling and Health Center.

Request a training

Submit a request to to request CARE training for yourself or your classroom.