Dealing with Students in Distress: A Guide for Faculty, Staff and Administrators
As faculty and staff, you come into contact with many students on a daily basis. You are on the "front lines" and, as such, are in an excellent position to observe students, identify those who may be in emotional distress, and offer assistance.
While your concern and support may often be enough to help the student, there will be times when you may feel a referral for additional professional assistance is warranted.
When you feel particularly concerned about a distressed student, please feel free to consult with Counseling Center staff or the Dean of Students Office (the forms below may be submitted after hours as well).
Note that walk-in services are available at the Counseling Center from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Call CWS at 509-359-2366 for more information.
ICARE Form to alert the Student Care Team regarding a student of concern
Student Conduct/Incident Report Form (not for imminent risk)
Faculty and Staff Resource Guide