Talk to a CAPS staff member, together we can find the answer.
Working on a day-to-day basis with college students provides many rewarding experiences as well as unexpected challenges. Some of those challenges arise because many students struggle with issues in their personal lives that potentially can effect the campus community and the students ability to function in class and on campus. Often faculty and staff are among the first to see a change in behavior, attitude or dress; all of which can be an indicator of a person dealing with a personal struggle. A reference to suicide in an English assignment, revealing a past sexual assault in a class discussion, sharing a childhood trauma during an advising session are just a few of the ways that faculty/staff learn about a students personal journey.
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke has a broad array of services to help students manage their problems and work through difficult situations. The primary intent behind these resources is to provide information and pragmatic strategies for responding to students who share their problems or concerns with you.
Please call or stop by CAPS for a consultation when you are concerned, staff will be able to find the best resources to help the individual you are concerned about.
CAPS has Triage hours every day from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mon-Fri throughout the academic year.
What happens after the referral?
Due to state laws around information sharing, once you have referred a student we must receive specific written permission from the student to share information in return. We welcome any and all information you would like to share with us and will work with the student to assure appropriate information is shared when necessary. We will encourage our clients to touch base with the person who referred them to talk about how things went at CAPS.