Center for Assessment, Research, and Educational Safety

What is C.A.R.E.S.?

C.A.R.E.S.’s mission is to develop, engage in, and disseminate innovative research related to threat assessment, behavioral health, and educational safety from grade school through higher education.

History of C.A.R.E.S.

Educators, parents, students, community members all care about our schools, universities, and communities. Several SHSU faculty collaborated to offer their expertise in preparing for challenges facing educational institutions today. Given SHSU’s leading role in a number of disciplines, faculty began researching ways in which they could support today’s educators and towns. For example, in 2018 a cross-disciplinary team of faculty led by Dr. Matthew Fuller met with local legislators and school leaders to examine school and university safety issues from a variety of perspectives. From these and other early conversations the Center for Assessment, Research, and Educational Safety was born. Serving as a research team, the faculty and staff at C.A.R.E.S. work collaboratively with experts across disciplines and around the world to look at educational safety in new ways.

Looking to the Future

Along with your help, we plan to create a sustainable and efficient system of informing and equipping educators and other parties regarding the matter of safety within schools and universities.

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CARES Podcast

Welcome to The CARES podcast! Here we tell stories surrounding educational safety with the help of experts from various backgrounds. The CARES Podcast team is dedicated to the safety of our listeners. This podcast discusses topics that may be distressing for some listeners. Please read the description of each episode so you can determine whether this content is safe for you. This podcast is a product of the Center for Assessment, Research, and Educational Safety. Views and opinions expressed by the hosts and guests of this podcast are not representative of Sam Houston State University.

Listen to the CARES Podcast

New episodes are usually posted the second Tuesday of each month