Worried about a student? CAPS offers 24/7 phone consultations to staff, faculty, parents and students regarding students of concern. During business hours we can talk by phone or in person to help you make a plan.
As an employee interacting daily with students, you are in an excellent position to recognize behavior changes that characterize the emotionally troubled student. A student’s behavior, especially if it is inconsistent or unusual, could be a signal for help. Your willingness to address a situation is often the encouragement a student needs to get assistance and continue successfully in school.
Know your personal limits as a helper. You may not feel comfortable trying to help a student cope with a particular problem, but you could help them get connected with a department which can provide the necessary services. If this is the case, contact Counseling and Psychological Services and ask to speak to a counselor. The counselor on duty can consult with you Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Or walk the student over to our office during these hours.