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Balancing Safety and Support on Campus: A Guide for Campus Teams (HEMHA, 2012)

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A resource created by the Higher Education Mental Health Alliance (HEMHA) to provide guidance for the structure and function of “campus teams” (commonly called threat assessment teams). In the wake of violent acts at universities in Virginia and Illinois, many campuses have created campus teams to identify and assess the behaviors of distressed students. These teams are tasked with providing “appropriate, case-by-case responses” to maintain safety on university campuses. Pages 20 to 23 address legal challenges inherent in balancing the needs of the distressed student with concerns for the safety of the community.

View related resources in: Legal Issues in Campus Suicide Prevention, Suicide Prevention Planning