A student expresses concerns over a personal issue (i.e. relationships, addiction, family difficulties) and you believe the student could benefit from our services
A student seems excessively anxious, depressed, irritable, withdrawn, angry or sad
You notice significant changes in a student’s appearance or habits (i.e. deterioration in grooming, hygiene, weight loss, change in activity or speech patterns, or changes in academic performance)
If you are concerned about a student:
You MAY want to meet with him/her privately to discuss your concerns.
Feel free to contact the Counseling Staff to strategize about your specific conversation.
Refer the student to the Counseling Center. Have your student call Dr. James Hagenbaugh, Director of Counseling, at ext. 3478 or stop by the Bruder Center to set up an appointment. You may want to offer the student the option of calling from your office.
Assure the student of confidentiality. As required by law and professional standards, all communication between the counselor and the student is confidential unless a student grants written permission to release information or if the student is in imminent danger.
If the student signs a consent form granting us permission to let you know that they have met with Counseling Services staff, we will contact you.
We are available to consult with you at any time about concerns you may have. Even without a consent form we can assist you in working with your students.