Empower Students, Rather Than Rescue Them
It is now clear that students have missed some key developmental points in their maturity, as a direct result of the pandemic. Many more students are experiencing mental health challenges, social engagement anxiety and an inability to respond appropriately to social cues. Retention is at risk at every institution as students lack the basic skills to negotiate their way through simple processes on campus. Counseling centers are overloaded in handling student anxiety and emotional distress and there is intense pressure on faculty and staff to help students deal with emotional issues.
Our expert presenter explores the skills you need to address these problems and to tackle the most difficult factors of this developmental deficit. Understand the best ways to approach students without overstaffing your counseling centers by training staff to empower students, rather than to rescue them.
Gain crucial, actionable takeaways that will help you:
- Recognize the difference between students who are overwhelmed and those who just need guidance into the right direction – give students the tools they need to handle simple interactions and tasks that overwhelm them.
- Create new ways for staff and faculty to work together to get students to understand and embrace the demands of college/university life – understand the best ways to approach and engage students without overstaffing your counseling centers.
- Strategize for greater support of today’s students – learn what kinds of remedial help will assist students to persist, both academically and socially.
- Assist students who are unable to confront simple problems because they are socially behind in their development – retain students who are unprepared for college by empowering them, rather than rescuing them.
- Manage staff expectations with respect to handling emotional crisis issues.
- Prepare professionals and para-professionals for challenges that may arise with this new group of students, who missed a good portion of the social que lessons that high school affords – help students overcome the developmental deficit so they can succeed academically and socially and persist to graduation.
Dr. Grant L. Azdell currently serves as the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, and is a Professor at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia.
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