Prevention and Intervention Tips

Tips for Prevention

  • Establish clear expectations for classroom behavior
  • Identify specific academic guidelines and grading criteria
  • Set up means for routine communication, such as email
  • Get to know your students

Tips For Possible Intervention

  • Address the student directly/privately about your observations or concerns
  • Address behavior, not character
  • If emotional distress is evident, consider calling or walking student to Counseling Services
  • Consider non-counseling referrals, such as Student Health Services
  • Consult a member of the Student Intervention Team for information & support with the student present

Your expression of concern may provide students the motivation they need to seek needed help or services.