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514 W. Quincy St.
San Antonio, Texas 78212
210-354-9565 (phone)

SAISD C.A.R.E. Team 
Child Assistance, Remediation, and Evaluation (CARE) Team

The Child Assistance, Remediation, and Evaluation (CARE) Team is a part of a Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) which helps students who are in crisis situations that might lead to emergency detainment.
  • The CARE Team increases the district’s ability to quickly evaluate and intervene with students in crisis situations. 

    The CARE Team provides expertise, training, and coaching to create long-term behavior and crisis plans to support students.

    The CARE team allows students in special and general education settings to get needed crisis support and intervention services.

    The CARE team works in collaboration with SAISD Police Department.

  • Three Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs)
    • The CARE team works together with parents and campus staff to develop effective and responsive strategies to support students in crisis. The CARE team BCBAs develop and modify crisis intervention plans, functional behavior assessments, behavior intervention plans, and model and coach recommended strategies to campus staff. The CARE team BCBAs provides consultation and training to campus staff and parents.
    One Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP)
    • The LSSP is an expert in mental health disorders.  The LSSP directly intervenes in the crisis and provides expertise in de-escalation techniques. The LSSP will provide guidance regarding the appropriateness of considering an emergency detention.

  • BCBA Services

    • The CARE Team follows state and local statutes for treatment without consent during cases of life threatening emergencies or when there is an imminent risk of serious harm.
    • After de-escalation from crisis behaviors the BCBA must provide written notice to the parents that describes any behavioral procedures before behavior analytic services can be provided. The parent must be fully informed of all information pertaining to behavior analytic services in understandable language. The parent understands their right to refuse or revoke consent to behavior analytic services.
    LSSP Services
    • Parental consent is not ethically required for a school-based school psychologist to review a student’s education records, conduct classroom observations, assist in within-classroom interventions and progress monitoring, or participate in educational screenings conducted as part of a regular program of instruction. 
    • Parental consent is required if the consultation about a particular child or adolescent is likely to be extensive and ongoing and/or if school actions may result in a significant intrusion on student or family privacy beyond what might be expected in the course of ordinary school activities.
    • Parents must be notified when the school or school psychologist intends to administer to students a survey that screens for mental health problems, and those parents must be given the opportunity to remove their child or adolescent from participation in such screenings.
  • While severe suicide risk may indicate a need for follow up services once the risk is mitigated, including but not limited to, a safety plan, student crisis plan, Section 504 plan or Individualized Education Program, the immediate safety needs of the student are the first priority. Upon mitigation of risk to the student’s safety in severe situations, follow up planning may include consultation or evaluation from the CARE team, or LSSP if appropriate.

    In situations where a child may indicate a high risk level based on the SAISD suicide assessment and is an immediate risk to themselves, which may result in serious injury or death of the student, where emergency detention would be warranted due to the severity at the time, the CARE team should not be the primary contact, and instead, the child’s parent and emergency response personnel should be immediately contacted.


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