Helping Students in Distress: Tips for Faculty and TAs






Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
Time: 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Location: ND Room, 202 LaFortune Student Center
Instructors: Wendy Settle, Ph.D., HSPP and Kiersten Eberle Medina, Psychology Intern, University Counseling Center


As a teacher, students view you as a source of instruction, assistance, and sometimes personal support.  In your conversations with students, some will naturally share their successes and academic pressures, and a few will disclose their own personal stories.  Other students won't intentionally share their problems with you, but you may notice indirectly expressed signs of personal problems.  Even if you are uncomfortable with this role, you become a potential resource in times of trouble. Presented by University Counseling Center (UCC).

Learning Goals:

After successfully completing this workshop you will be able to:

  • recognize signs of serious emotional distress.
  • experience more confidence in interacting with a distressed student.
  • learn how to make a referral to the appropriate resource.

What to Bring:



Identifying Helping And Referring Distressed Students Spring 2018 Handouts

In the Library:


Online Resources:

Suggested Language in a Syllabus -Mental Health


This workshop may not apply to Kaneb Certificates.

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