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Supporting Students' Well Being

There are a number of campus resources that are available to help our students thrive. The resources listed below include materials you can share directly with students and information on how to assist a student in distress. The resources below are intended to be useful for faculty and staff who work with undergraduate or graduate students.

SCU Student Wellbeing Resources Camino Page

Students spend a lot of time in Camino - now we have a way you can put information about campus wellbeing and mental health resources right at their fingertips! Faculty can import the SCU Student Wellbeing Resources page from Canvas Commons and add it directly to the welcome module in your Camino courses. This resource is appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Faculty Guide to Student Support

This guide, created by the Faculty Development team, is a comprehensive list of campus support offices, contact information, and examples of when to reach out to a particular office. This is shared with new faculty each year; all faculty and staff may find it useful.

Assisting a Distressed Student Resources

The SCU Culture of Care website has information on how to recognize and respond to a student in distress, including information on completing a Student of Concern report. Consult the Red Folder for examples of troubling behaviors, tips for how to approach a concerning student, and how to connect that student to the appropriate resource.

Additional Digital Resources for Teaching (DRT)

The Teaching During Challenging Times page helps you think through classroom practices before, during, and after moments of crisis and trauma. These resources can be useful to help you respond to national or international events that impact our students as well as local events that may impact our campus community.

Mental Health First Aid

For those who want more in-depth preparation to respond to student situations, consider completing Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training. MHFA is an 8-hour training, with about 2 hours of work that needs to be completed ahead of time. Training opportunities are usually announced via email each term.