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CU Anschutz Office of Case Management

En​gaging in a Culture of Care for individuals and the campus community

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Cultur​e of Care 
 
At the University of Colorado Anschutz, we en​gage in a Culture of Care for individuals and the campus community. We strive to maintain their safety, health, and well-being. Through intentional collaboration with the schools and colleges, we work together to ensure that our students are connected to the appropriate resources to meet their goals and develop new skills in navigating challenging experiences.
 
  
 
If this is an emergency or imminent concern, please call 911 (campus phone) or University Police at 303-724-4444 (cellphone), and then submit a Case Management Referral form.​

 
students attending a career fair hosted by school of pharmacyRecognizing and Supporting Students in Distress
 

To assist our students in maintaining their safety, health, and well-being, it is important to identify difficulties as soon as possible. When a student is in distress, there are often indicators long before a situation escalates to a crisis. As faculty and staff members, peers, and family, you may be the first to notice signs of distress. It is important that once you notice these signs ​of distress that you communicate these through the Case Management Referral form. In addition to making a referral to the Office of Case Management, we also encourage you to have a direct conversation with the student to gather information, express your concern, and share the resources available to the student to support them in navigating this challenging time. The University has many resources available for you to consult with, including the Student Mental Health and Office of Case Management.

W
hether you are able to have a conversation with the student or not, it is critical to always submit a referral of your concern through the Case Management Referral form. Please understand that referring not only helps support students but is also documentation that the University activated appropriate protocol to address concerning behavior that may have safety implications for individuals and the campus community. This type of documentation is very important given any potential liability issues. 

 
 
If this is an emergency or imminent concern, please call 911 (campus phone) or University Police at 303-724-4444 (cellphone), and then submit a Case Management Referral form.
 

 

pharmacy students participating in Marshmallow challenge

We support our community by: 

 

 

  • Edu​cating students on the services available to support them​
  • Collaborating across schools, colleges, programs, and departments
  • Developing an environment where everyone understands their responsibility in noticing the well-being of those around them
  • Helping the campus community learn the skills to know when and how to intervene
  • Creating access to resources
  • Documenting and referring students to the appropriate university office  
 
 
Our Fu​nctions: 
 
  • Create access to resources for students to maintain their safety, health, and well-being
  • Consult & train on supporting students in navigating challenging situations
  • Manage the Case Management referral system

 

  • Manage the Medical Leave of Absence and Fit to Return process
  • Use a case management framework for proactive and reactive support
  • Convene the CARE Tea