Pensacola State College - Pirates Care

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The Pirates CARE team is a group of faculty and staff from across Pensacola State College who meet weekly to discuss students of concern, conduct threat assessments, and help in responding to crisis situations and critical events on campus. The Pirates CARE Team assists the College community in helping students who are experiencing a crisis or difficulty outside of the classroom by connecting students with both on and off campus resources. The Pirates CARE Team understand that students may face situations beyond academics where assistance is needed in order to help a student be successful. Members of the Pirates CARE Team also oversee issues related to student behavior as well as academic misconduct.

Safety is a top priority at Pensacola State College and we recognize there are times when College community members may be exhibiting behavior that is concerning. Along with providing resources to our students, the Pirates CARE Team has members who are able to conduct campus threat assessments of both students and employees when needed. If you are concerns about a student or employee at Pensacola State College, you are encouraged to report any behavior that you perceive as concerning, worrisome, or threating to the Pirates CARE Team.

Current members of the team include:

Anita Bronson, Student Services Advisor

Rachelle Burns, Director, TRIO-Student Support Services

Kathryn Coxwell, Coordinator, Student Resource Center for ADA Services

Robert Goley, Chief, Public Safety

Tom Gilliam, Vice President, Administrative Services and General Counsel

Wayne Hagan, Coordinator, TRIO- Veteran Student Support Services

Dr. Jennifer Hill-Faron, Dean, Milton Campus

Dr. Katie Hudon, Director, Student Services Warrington Campus

Veronica Jennings, Director, Student Conduct

Jessica Johnson, Director, Wellness Services

Dr. Lynsey Listau, Executive Director, Institutional Equity and Student Conduct

Dr. Liz Moseley, Director, Student Resource Center for ADA Services

Carlita Williams, Mental Health Services Specialist

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As a student, you may experience a wide range of challenges that can interfere with learning. These can include life stressors such as strained relationships, increased anxiety, depression, problems concentrating, substance use, lack of motivation, or other stressful experiences which interfere with your academic and personal success. If you are experiencing any of the above, PSC Wellness Services are available to you.

All students are eligible for free, confidential individual counseling services provided in-person or via tele-health. To schedule counseling through PSC call 850-484-1750 or e-mail WellnessServices@pensacolastate.edu

For additional 24/7 crisis help students can utilize the Crisis Text Line by texting “GULF” to 741741 or call 988 to connect with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

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Pirate Food Pantry

The Pirates CARE Team knows some PSC students experience food insecurity and often struggle to support themselves while working, attending classes, and managing a family. The Pirate Pantry provides food and personal hygiene items to currently enrolled PSC students in need of assistance. Through a partnership with Manna and donations from the PSC community, students can visit the pantry two times per month to obtain food for their households. Every PSC campus has a food pantry to allow students to focus on their academic goals and completing their degrees without worrying about where their next meal will come from.

Each semester students are asked to complete a Pirate Food Pantry Application. If this will be your first time using the pantry this semester, please complete the application at the following link: https://www.pensacolastate.edu/apply-food-pantry/

Please see the flyer below for information regarding locations and operating hours of our Pirate Food Pantries.

For more information about the Pirate Food Pantry, including how to make donations to the pantry, contact the Pirates CARE Team at PiratesCare@pensacolastate.edu

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Report Concerning, Worrisome, or Threatening Behaviors

If you are concerned about a student at Pensacola State College, you are encouraged to report any behavior that you perceive as concerning, worrisome, or threatening to the Pirates CARE Team. If you believe a student may need additional support or resources, you should also refer the student to the Pirates CARE Team who are able to provide both on and off campus resources to students. To refer a student of concern, please use the form available here.

Report a Student Conduct Violation

The Pensacola State College Code of Student Conduct outlines specific policies that students are expected to uphold while in attendance. Conduct violations can take place on or off campus. To report an alleged violation of the Pensacola State College Code of Student Conduct, please use the online reporting form available here.

Report an Academic Misconduct Violation

Academic Misconduct violations include cheating, plagiarism, and other forms of academic integrity issues that occur in any Pensacola State College course. General classroom misbehavior is considered a student conduct violation (see above). To report an alleged academic integrity violation, please use the reporting form available here.

Refer an Employee of Concern

If you are concerned about an employee at Pensacola State College, you are encouraged to report any behavior that you perceive as concerning, worrisome, or threatening to the Pirates CARE Team who are able to provide resources and support to employees and conduct threat assessments when necessary. To refer an employee of concern, please use the reporting form available here.

Additional Resources

The following links provide some good information about preventing suicide, warning signs and how to access help, but no web search can be a substitute for getting help from a caring trained professional. This is true whether you are considering suicide or are concerned about someone else.

If you or someone you know is struggling with stress, depression, suicidal thoughts, PTSD or similar, remember that it IS okay to get help.

For emergencies call PSC Campus Police at (850) 484-2500 and then call 9-1-1.

Resources for students experiencing loss and grief

 

CDC-INFO (Formerly known as the CDC National STD and AIDS Hotline)
1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)


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

24 hour CHAT:http://online.rainn.org


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Toll-free, dial 988.

CHAT: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
1-866-331-9474

24-hour chat online:www.loveisrespect.org

TEXT: LOVEIS to 22522


Treatment Referral Hotline (Substance Abuse)
1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)

Behavioral Treatment Services Locator:
https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov


The Trevor Lifeline (Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth)
866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386)

TEXT: Trevor to 202-304-1200, Fridays from 3 pm – 7 pm

CHAT: http://www.thetrevorproject.org/pages/get-help-now#tc
7 days/week 2 pm – 8 pm


Veterans’ Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Tool-free, dial 988, press 1

TEXT: send message to 838255

24 hour CHAT:www.veteranscrisisline.net

Peer Support

Need someone to talk to? Want to connect with a peer? PSC students can access free online mental health support with Togetherall 24/7. Togetherall is a free online community where members are anonymous to each other so you can openly share how you are feeling and get support. Togetherall is clinically managed by trained professionals to help keep the community safe. In addition, Togetherall offers self-assessments, self-guided courses, journaling, and message boards where you can express how you are feeling through words or through images/art.

To join Togetherall go to www.Togetherall.com and signup using your PSC email address. Togetherall is free and available to all PSC students, faculty, and staff.