Help to Identify At-Risk Students While Teaching Virtually
Faculty members, on the front lines in recognizing student mental health concerns, must have the tools and knowledge to identify at-risk students and protect themselves when doing so. Especially when teaching remotely, faculty may be the only faces that students "see." This places additional pressure on faculty to make sure they can recognize signs of distress and "red flag’ behavior in the virtual environment. This adds additional pressure to make sure students are engaged and healthy.
Have the tools you need and the confidence to use them.
- What should you and other faculty members do when you identify an at-risk student?
- Are there actions you should avoid that could unintentionally escalate the situation?
- How can you ensure you are following campus policies and procedures?
Our expert presenter offers guidance on recognizing warning signs of distress and "red flag" behaviors when teaching online, heightened risk factors during COVID-19, and tips for connecting with students during remote teaching.
Serve as the critical lifeline for students in getting the help they need to stay healthy and safe.
Get crucial, actionable takeaways that will help you:
- Connect with students in new ways during remote teaching — ensure that no students in distress fall through the cracks.
- Recognize the warning signs of mental health issues — identify "red flag" behaviors that are still recognizable in the virtual classroom so you can encourage students who need help to seek out appropriate resources without escalating a situation.
- Familiarize yourself with the resources available to you — recognize that you are not alone and know-how — and to whom — to conduct referrals for students in crisis.
- Document interactions and observations appropriately — be prepared to defend your actions and to show that you acted "reasonably under the circumstances".
- Explore the impact of two important cases in light of your practices and ensure you are acting and responding appropriately — protect yourself.
Carolyn Reinach Wolf is an Executive Partner in the law firm of Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara, Wolf & Carone, LLP and Director of the Firm's Mental Health Law practice. She is the only attorney in the country with a family-focused practice dedicated to serving individuals and families struggling with serious mental illness and/or alcohol/drug addiction.
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