ERIC Number: EJ988184
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Training Resident Assistants to Make Effective Referrals to Counseling
Taub, Deborah J.; Servaty-Seib, Heather L.
Journal of College and University Student Housing, v37 n2 p10-25 2011
Increasing numbers of college and university students are experiencing psychological distress, including depression, anxiety, and suicide ideation. Yet students in distress are unlikely to seek counseling services. Resident assistants (RAs) can serve an important function in identifying and referring students in distress. However, adequate training is essential. This article describes what RAs need to know about the warning signs of students in difficulty; the knowledge, attitudes, and skills required for making an effective referral to counseling; and strategies for RA training in these areas.
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Depression (Psychology), Suicide, Resident Advisers, Anxiety, Referral, College Students, Higher Education, Counseling, Academic Achievement, Guidance Centers, Campuses, Counselors, Mental Health
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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