At Brown, we use the B.E.A.R. Project model as a way to help community members feel comfortable providing each other with support. The B.E.A.R. Project has four easy to remember steps that all of us can use when we are trying to provide support to students.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) (401-863-3476) sponsors B.E.A.R. Project trainings for students, staff and faculty throughout the school year. Members of the Brown campus are welcome to join such trainings and can also utilize this website as a resource in the moment when needed.
CAPS created the B.E.A.R. Project after meeting with over 1000 members of the Brown community to discuss suicide prevention between June 2015 and June 2018.
Here are the four B.E.A.R. Project steps: