Distressed Student Response Protocol

 

DISTRESSED STUDENTS PROTOCOL

Is there danger to self or others?

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Yes, or student needs immediate attention   No or not sure, but I am concerned   No, but student is having academic
or personal issues
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Call 911

  Call Counseling and Psychological Services and a counselor can consult with you regarding the student.

801.422.3035
 

  Refer student to appropriate campus support services:

Resources

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After speaking with police:
Call Counseling and Psychological Services

801.422.3035

 

Evenings, weekends, holidays
Call University Police and ask to speak to the after-hours counselor.

 801.422.2222

 
 
Support for faculty and staff after working with a distressed student: Please contact Counseling and Psychological Services, 801.422.3035

REFERRAL IDENTIFIERS: Student distress may manifest in behavior or in the reaction the behavior elicits in others. If you notice any of the following behaviors, the Distressed Student Protocol will assist you in responding to the student and providing appropriate referrals.

Student Behaviors

  • Behavioral or emotional change
  • Withdrawal
  • Change in hygiene or appearance
  • Decline in academic performance
  • Excessive or inappropriate anger
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Bizarre thoughts or behavior

Staff / Faculty Reactions to Student’s Behavior

  • Feeling uncomfortable about student’s comments or behavior
  • Concern about student’s ability to function
  • Feeling alarmed or frightened