Personal Growth and Counseling Center

Emotionally Distressed Students

As a faculty or staff member you may 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.

Often times important signals go unnoticed and one of the most difficult things for people to do, especially very busy people, is to intervene. Managing critical incidents requires the ability to know how to call upon technical and/or skilled resources.

The following guidebook was created to help you when these difficult occasions occur. It offers straightforward advice, techniques and suggestions on how to cope with, intervene, and assist troubled and/or difficult students in or out of the classroom.