By Rosanne Fohn
Feeling safe while working or going to school at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio is something most of us take for granted. However, there could be times when you feel concerned, uncomfortable or perhaps even threatened by the behavior of others.
To address these concerns, the UT Health Science Center San Antonio’s Behavior Intervention Team developed the CARE (Campus Awareness Requires Everyone) website, http://care.uthscsa.edu
The website provides training and resources that can help you take action in preventing campus violence and reacting to dangerous situations.
“We have been fortunate that we have not had major violence on our campus,” said Kozue Shibazaki, Ph.D., chair of the Behavior Intervention Team and director of Student Counseling Services.
“We have an open campus, which means that anyone can walk through here. However, violence often results from common, everyday stresses, such as failing grades and problem marriages. The key is that we all share a responsibility for helping to keep our campus safe,” she said. Reach out to others
“While we sometimes feel uncomfortable becoming involved in someone else’s problems, just having someone to talk to can help. The Health Science Center has a number of counseling resources to help people deal with stressful situations, such as the loss of a job, financial concerns, marriage problems and issues with grades or children,” Dr. Shibazaki said.
“The CARE website has information on how to get counseling, as well as important phone numbers, warning signs, tips on how to react to a violent situation and an excellent training video that could save your life,” she continued. Sign up to receive HSC Alert text and e-mail messages
You can also sign up for HSC Alert, to receive text and e-mail messages about emergency situations and campus closures. Log on to the portal and follow the instructions
on how to sign up for HSC Alert. Bookmark the CARE website
Look over the CARE website now and then bookmark it for future reference. Links to the CARE website are available from the university’s homepage
under “Campus Status” and on the Health Science Center portal
in Quick Links under “Other.”