To whom can I speak and what can I disclose? “No one knew all the information and no one connected all the dots.” The Privacy Law Protecting Student Information: Family Education Rights & Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) To answer the question, you can share information: derived from direct, personal experience with a student. with “school officials” who have “legitimate educational interests” in the information. with “appropriate persons if there is an articulable and significant threat to the health or safety of the student or other individuals.” Err on the Side of Disclosing Information
Behavioral Assessment Team (BAT) Investigate Assess Intervene Support Monitor Dean of Students, Chair Academic Student Services Counseling Center Disability Services Health Center Judicial Affairs Public Safety Residence Life University Legal Services Invited Participants
Clients & Sessions Increasing Much Faster Than Enrollment and Staff Size
Short-Term Treatment Model Students who request or require longer- term treatment are referred Free, Confidential Services Specialized Treatment Programs #tacklinganxiety You’ve Got This Individual counseling Group counseling Psychiatric (medication) Sexual Trauma Empowerment Program (STEP) Consultation (helping you help others) Outreach 24/7 crisis intervention
Distressed Examples Sadness Irritability Anxiety Withdrawal Helpless Hopeless Disorganized Delusional What to Do Consult with and/or refer to the Counseling & Student Development Center
Disruptive Examples Overt inattentiveness Monopolizing classroom discussions Failing to respect the rights and viewpoints of others Chronic violations of class rules Demands for inordinate time/attention Intoxication Use of profanity Verbal abuse Threats to harm self or others What to Do Report to the Judicial Affairs or the Dean of Students If the situation is extreme, contact Public Safety Referral to the CSDC will be determined by the BAT
Dangerous Examples Threats made verbally, non-verbally, and in writing Efforts to secure the tools needed to carry out a violent act. What to Do Immediately contact Public Safety (86911) Report to the Judicial Affairs or the Dean of Students Referral to the CSDC will be determined by the BAT
The Role of Faculty: Serve as a model by demonstrating appropriate, respectful, and responsible behavior in all interactions with students.
The Role of Faculty: Consistently Apply Academic Standards & Policies Mental health professionals regard setting and enforcing reasonable behavioral limits as therapeutically desirable. Accountability is essential to treating and managing disruptive, impulsive individuals. Physical and psychological disabilities are not legitimate excuses for disruptive behavior.
The Role of Faculty: Document, Document, Document
Connecting Students with Resources Myth There is an absolute right way and wrong way to connect students with resources I need to call the right resource I need to make sure the student follows through In an emergency call campus police Reality This isn’t an art or a science Better to reach out than not to reach out at all The student is responsible for following through In an emergency call campus police
Building Bridges How does student alcohol use directly impact your work on c campus? What concerns do you have about serving as a bridge/support for a student? University Health Center’s Substance Abuse Prevention Services focus on prevention and early intervention We offer services and programs that are proven effective with college students Risk Reduction and Safety Enhancement Motivational Interviewing Peer to Peer messaging Consultation with faculty and staff who are concerned about a student