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How to Support a Student in Distress

Flow chart of how to support a student in distress including the 2 As: Approach (Ask to speak in private, describe what you observe, ask how things are going, listen without judgment, express concern and care, offer hope without trying to fix or make decisions) and Act (Help the student brainstorm options for support, suggest the student speak to an RA, family member etc., encourage student to call or visit CAPS, invite student to accompany you to CAPS, if unsure call CAPS for a consult).