Distress Signals: Supporting Students Facing Mental Health Challenges (CRLT Players)
This workshop asks instructors to consider their roles and responsibilities in supporting students who face mental health challenges. Built around a scenario that presents situations and dynamics teachers commonly encounter with their students, the session will guide participants to proactively shape their pedagogical practices with an awareness of student mental health concerns. Participants will assess their current comfort and skills interacting with students who may be experiencing distress related to mental health concerns; gain general information about the current landscape of mental health in higher education; and learn a range of specific strategies that will help them anticipate and respond--with both compassion and appropriate boundaries--to student mental health challenges.
This session is part of the Inclusive Teaching @ Michigan series. Please see the full listing of series events here.