As a member of the Humboldt State University campus community, you are constantly interacting with students. At times, you will have contact with students whose problems or behaviors will cause you concern, discomfort, or may interfere in the education of other students. The difficulty is that most often, these types of people or situations do not go away.
If you have concern for a student or wish to report misconduct, the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities is happy to take your report and will respond appropriately. Reports can be made here.
The website Mental Health Advocacy and Promotion (MHAP) has a Link to Faculty/Staff/Parent Resources -- find information on assisting distressed students, making counseling referrals, crisis numbers, etc.
This is resource for HSU staff and faculty to help identify and refer students at risk. It was developed by the Chancellor's office. It exists on all HSU office computers, but you may also download it as an "app" for your cell phone on iOS and android platforms.
Sometimes troubling events from outside the classroom have a way of intruding on classroom discussions. After all, students often look to faculty for guidance in understanding the world around them, and course topics often focus or touch on troubling world events. This information from Hobart and William Smith Colleges is very helpful (click link above).
Benton, S.A. & Benton, S.L. (2006). College student mental health: Effective services and strategies across campus. National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Inc.
The Reach Institute: The "Action Signs" Project: A toolkit to help parents, educators, and health professionals identify children at behavioral and emotional risk. The toolkit was developed under a contract with SAMHSHA/HHS.
Skalski, Anastasia and Smith, Marta (2006). Responding to the Mental Health Needs of Students. From NASP online.
Worthington, E.L. (1982). When someone asks for help: A practical guide for counseling. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.
The EAP provides confidential services for Humboldt State employees and their family members, including individual counseling, referral services, and substance abuse counseling. EAP Services are confidential. For more information regarding EAP or to make an appointment, please contact:
Humboldt Family Service Center
Offices located in Eureka and Arcata
When you are concerned about a student and think that it might be helpful for him/her to meet with a therapist at CAPS, it is beneficial to provide that student with an empathic, clear, and concise communication about why you think counseling would be helpful . . . Read More
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