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How Faculty Can Recognize & Manage Mental Health Issues In The Classroom

In any given year, about one in four American adults are diagnosable with a mental disorder. The highest prevalence of serious mental illness occurs in 18-25 year-olds, making it likely that you will at some time encounter a student with a mental health concern. While not every student with a mental disorder will present a challenge to teaching and learning, it can be difficult to differentiate between abnormal behavior, student misconduct, and mental illness, and equally difficult to know how to respond.

In this webinar, you will learn the signs, red flags, and signs of several common mental disorders and effective strategies to de-escalate problem behaviors and manage disruptions to teaching and learning due to mental health concerns. We will clarify expectations for faculty, administrators, and staff so that you can operate within your role as a faculty member to effectively support other departments and take appropriate action without attempting to make diagnoses or conduct therapy with students. Tips for how to speak to a student when making a referral and general referral resources will also be reviewed.

The webinar will take place at 1 pm Mountain Time.

Be sure to use Discount Code web50 for $50 off of registration