• Skyhawks Care | care.utm.edu
  • Outdoor Yoga

Care Team

  • Skyhawks Care | care.utm.edu
  • Outdoor Yoga

Our Mission

The UTM Care Team is committed to serving our community by aiding students who encounter barriers that may limit their success. The team promotes the academic, social, and mental well-being of students and provides supportive care, connections to campus and community resources, and aids in navigating the academic landscape.

About Us

The UTM Care Team is a multi-disciplined committee including faculty and staff who are dedicated to providing support to students. The team meets on a regular basis and has a mission of collaborative problem solving to aid in removing barriers to student success. Additionally, the team provides educational outreach to both employees and students on topics such as Autism Awareness, Trauma Informed Practices, Bystander Intervention, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Veterans assistance, Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) suicide prevention training, depressive disorder, anxiety, and more. The team includes a Crisis Response Team and a Behavioral Threat Assessment Team. UTM Care Team aids the campus community during periods of crisis, such as the loss or serious injury of a student. The team’s Multi-disciplined make-up allows for interactions across campus, uniting Athletics, Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, and other administrative entities.

 

Recently, we added a Care Coordinator (also referred to as a case manager in the higher education setting) to our UTM Care Team who serves our campus community by coordinating intervention and support efforts across campus and community systems to assist at risk students who are facing crises, experiencing life stressors, and encountering barriers that may limit success.

What does the Care Coordinator do?

Higher Education Case Managers serve their institutions by coordinating outreach, intervention, and support efforts across campus and community systems in order to assist students. Referrals may include students who are facing crises, experiencing life stressors, and/or encountering barriers that are limiting their personal, professional, or academic success.

 

To that end, our Care Coordinator will:

  • reach out to students via email or phone call to offer an appointment.
  • evaluate threat and assess risk to self-and/or the community.
  • arrange for appropriate medical or mental health care.
  • maintain contact and meet with students to address needs.
  • foster self-advocacy in students to manage their academic, personal, and financial responsibilities; and/or
  • advocate for students individually and systemically.

At UTM, the Care Team coordinates the proactive and follow-up case management services for students referred for personal, emotional, mental health, and/or academic concerns in a non-clinical setting. Our Care Team coordinates care within the community as well as across campus resources such as the Student Health and Counseling Services, Office of Disability Services, Student Success Center, Office of Financial Aid, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can submit a Hawk Alert?

Anyone (students, staff, faculty, parents, and community members) can submit a Hawk Alert regarding a student(s) health, safety, and overall wellbeing.

What should be reported?

Any behavior that raises a cause for concern should be reported to the Care Team. If it's an emergency, then Public Safety (731-881-7777) should be notified as well.

Why should I submit a Hawk Alert?

The earlier these concerns are brought to the Team’s attention, the more effectively the Care Team can assist the student(s) involved.

Can I remain anonymous?

Of course! We never disclose who submitted Hawk Alerts unless given permission, but it is helpful if you let us know who you are if we need to follow up later.

When should I report?

Concerning behaviors can be reported to the Care Team 24/7. A member of the Care Team will be available at all times to respond and handle the situation appropriately.

How do I submit a Hawk Alert?

You can submit a Hawk Alert at https://www.pavesuite.com/UTMartin/PublicPortal/HomePage. Select Hawk Alert and begin your report.

Responding To Students In Distress

As members of the university community, all faculty, staff, and students have a responsibility to ensure the safety and security of others.

 

If someone exhibits threatening behavior or a situation occurs, this must be taken seriously and reported to the UTM Care Team.

 

If the threat is imminent, call UTM Department of Public Safety at (731) 881-7777 or 911.

 

For non-emergency or preventative assistance, please contact the UTM Care Team at (731) 881-7703, utmcareteam@utm.edu, or submit a Hawk Alert.

Submit a Hawk Alert

Click Here to Submit a Hawk Alert

 

Emergency and Crisis

Emergency | 911

UTM Department of Public Safety | (731) 881-7777

UTM SHCS Mental Health Crisis Line | (731) 881-7743

Crisis Text Line | Text 'TN' to 741741 to begin texting

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline | 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

LGBTQ TrevorLifeline | 1-866-488-7386

Pathways Crisis (Tennessee) | 1-800-372-0693

 

Local Resources

UTM Student Health and Counseling Services | (731) 881-7750
Lee Street, Martin, TN

Carey Counseling | (731) 480-0011
Hannings Ln, Martin, TN

New Perspectives | (731) 587-3545
Hawks Rd, Martin, TN

Pathways |(731) 885-9333
Mt Zion Rd, Union City, TN

 

Reporting and Support

National Sexual Assault Hotline | 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

WRAP - Wo/Men's Resource & Rape Assistance Program | 1-800-273-8712

TITLE IX | (731) 881-3505
jhende33@utm.edu

Office of Student Conduct and Care | (731) 881-7703
studentconduct@utm.edu

UTM Care Team | (731) 881-7703
utmcareteam@utm.edu