How Would You Handle It? Resources and Strategies for Supporting Students in Distress

Using an interactive case study approach, participants will engage each other and peer experts who assist students living with many pressures both academic and in their personal lives. Both physical and mental stresses can impact a student’s performance in the academic context. Resources exist to help students, but faculty are often unaware how to find these resources and how to help students who may need assistance. Faculty need to be aware of how to manage confrontational situations in the classroom to maintain a safe and effective learning environment for all. This session will offer practical suggestions with regard to a range of challenges: from proper responses to disruptive students in class, to knowing where and how to refer/help students find resources they may need.

After attending this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify national and University of Louisville statistics on students in distress and how campus life is affected as well as best practice approaches to these student situations;
  • Identify campus resources for dealing with students in distress;
  • Access available guidance for particular situations that may arise involving a variety of student crisis situations; and
  • Respond to student situations appropriately.
  • 2-12-2015

    Thursday, 5:30-7:30pm
    Delphi Center, Room 244
    Ekstrom Library

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Presenter Bio

Geri Morgan, MSW, is the student care manager in the Dean of Students Office. Geri provides case management for students in distress and works with the Student Care Team. She is also part-time faculty with Kent School of Social Work, currently as a practicum instructor for undergraduate students.

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