Understudies in Distress: Guidelines for Intervention and Referrals

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´╗┐Understudies in Distress: Guidelines for Intervention and Referrals Mary Anne Knapp, MSW, LCSW Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) 501 Student Health Center 814-863-0395

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Students in Distress: Guidelines for Faculty & Staff Interventions The Importance of Your Role w/Students College Student Issues/Distress The Center for Counseling and Psych Services (CAPS) Tips for Recognition Guidelines for Intervention/Referral Dealing with Specific Situations Evaluation and Ending

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Young Adult/College Context Pressures for Academic Performance Overwhelming Life Changes Financial Issues Limited Social Support Network Losses/Traumas Identity Issues Lifestyle/Body Abuse Limits of Current Coping Skills/Strategies Development of Disorders in Adulthood

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Penn State Counseling Contacts at University Park CAPS 2500 + understudies for every year for clinical appraisal and treatment Up to 16,000 clinical contacts for each year 5000 effort contacts with understudies including programs & postventions taking after emergencies/passings on grounds

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Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Office: 501 Student Health Center Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am.- 5pm. Telephone: 863-0395

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Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Initial Interview-Appt. furthermore, Crisis Individual Short Term Counseling Couples Short Term Counseling Group Therapy-25 bunches/semester Psychiatric Services (Medication Evals) Outreach Services-Workshops Consultation Referrals

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CAPS GROUPS General Interpersonal Therapy Groups Women's and Men's Therapy Depression Group Stress Management Group Anxiety Group ADHD Support gather Recovery Groups Discussion/Support Groups

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Recovery Groups Substance Abuse Eating Disorders Sexual Assault Grief and Loss

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Discussion/Support Groups LGBT Graduate Therapy Group Students of Color Support Group International Student Group Blended Heritage Discussion Group Dialogs About Race Groups

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Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Initial Interview-Appts. & Crisis Individual Short-term Counseling Group Therapy Psychiatric Services Outreach Services-Workshops Consultation Referrals - Campus and Private

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CRISIS RESOURCES CENTER FOR COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES (CAPS) Mon-Fri 8 am - 5 pm Center COUNTY CAN HELP LINE 24 hr. 1-800-643-5432 911-For emergency Police/Ambulance 863-1111 Police Services on Campus 863-0342 Judicial Affairs

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TIPS for Recognizing Distressed Students Use your faculties to get detectable prompts.

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Areas of Observation Difficulty with Academic &/or Social Functioning Unusual Behaviors and Appearance References to Stressful Life Events References to Suicide, Homicide or Death

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Difficulties with Academic & Social Functioning Absences Withdrawal Excessive uneasiness re execution Disruptive conduct

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Unusual Behavior or Appearance Depressed inclination or working Hyperactivity or compelled discourse Deterioration in cleanliness or self care Dramatic weight reduction or increase Strange or odd conduct/Loss of contact with reality Problems with limits &expectations Observable Signs of damage

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References to Stressful Life Events Experiencing demise of a critical other Experiencing a sexual or physical ambush Experiencing segregation/estrangement Experiencing legitimate challenges Any issue or circumstance saw as a misfortune

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References to Suicide, Homicide or Death Overwhelming sadness & vulnerability References to suicide or self mischief References to crime or assaultive practices Isolation/withdrawal

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General Intervention Guidelines

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Basic Helping Skills Structuring the Contact Passive Listening and Attending Active Listening-Reflections and Clarifying Questions Expressions of Support, Feedback and Validation-"I" messages, Sharing Information Defining Limits and Making Referrals

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General Intervention Guidelines Arrange for a private place and a period when you won't be hindered If you start the contact, express worries in a behavioral and non-judgmental way. Give the understudy a chance to talk. Tune in for both substance and emotions.

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Intervention (proceeded with) Give Realistic Hope. Help understudy know their alternatives and assets and guarantee them that things can show signs of improvement. Dodge a judging, far off or basic style Maintain clear and steady limits and desires Suggest and Normalize referral

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Intervention (proceeded) Be delicate to timing-Is this an emergency? Raise and Facilitate as required Prepare the understudy for what's in store Arrange an opportunity to catch up Consult if all else fails around an intercession

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Dealing with Specific Situations

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Suicide If somebody implies suicide or you aren't sure, It's vital to development and inquire. "Has this achieved a point where you feel so severely you have considered suicide?" If self-destructive, Refer for Help and Escalate as required: Voluntary through CAPS or CAN HELP (24 hr emergency) or Involuntary through Judicial Affairs or Police Services.

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Danger to Others If somebody is making dubious dangers, it's essential to development and inquire as to whether they are not kidding. Allude and Escalate as required. Deliberate mediation through Police intercession relying upon the degree and promptness

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CRISIS RESOURCES CENTER FOR COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES (CAPS) Mon-Fri 8 am - 5 pm Center COUNTY CAN HELP LINE 24 hr. 1-800-643-5432 911-Emer.- Police/Ambulance Judicial Affairs 863-0342 863-1111 Police Services on Campus

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The End View Students in Distress workshop on the web: http://www.sa.psu.edu/tops/trouble/

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