Helping Individuals at Risk (HIAR) is a confidential, centralized resource for members of the campus community to report worrisome behaviours or concerns about individuals at risk of harming themselves or others. The HIAR program receives confidential reports and helps connect individuals to supports before situations escalate. The HIAR staff offer guidance on next steps in cases regarding individuals at risk and can assist with assessing risk.
The program is guided by the Helping Individuals at Risk Policy, which applies to ALL members of the university community (example: students, staff, faculty members, etc).
What is the Helping Individuals at Risk (HIAR) Policy?
The University of Alberta is committed to supporting a healthy academic and work environment. Recognizing At Risk Behaviour (Worrisome Behaviour) and responding with interest and concern are critical factors in preventing potential violence.
Helping Individuals at Risk is a policy on campus that was developed after a comprehensive two year consultation process with the university community. The Policy applies to all members of the University community, and can be found, along with HIAR Procedures, in the University of Alberta Policies and Procedures Online (UAPPOL) here.