Responding to Distressed Students
As UC Riverside students, faculty and staff members, you frequently have contact with students. At times, you may encounter students whose behaviors cause you concern or may interfere with your ability to do your work or to educate students. Below are some of the available resources for students, faculty, staff, and parents.
- The Counseling Center has designed a guide, Assisting the Emotionally Distressed Student, to help you when these difficult situations arise.This interactive guide offers straightforward information, techniques, and suggestions on how to cope with, intervene, and assist troubled and/or distressed students. Topics include depression, suicide, students under the influence, verbal and physical abuse, and sexual assault. The Counseling Center Guide is also available as a downloadable PDF.
- The Assisting Students in Distress - Red Folder Resource Guide is a two-sided resource that provides essential UCR and community phone numbers, as well as a response protocol for determining the best contacts when faced with a student in distress. This guide has been created in collaboration with the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) resulting from voter approved Prop 63 (Mental Health Services Act).
- The Counseling Center also offers a variety of outreach presentations on a variety of topics, such as the Distressed Student Workshop Series. For more information, contact the Counseling Center outreach coordinator or request a program through the Well.
If you have any further questions, please contact us at 951-827-5531 or visit the Counseling Center inside the Veitch Student Center. We hope that this guide and our professional staff will help you continue your valued service to UCR students and our larger academic community.