Training resident assistants to make effective referrals to counseling.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Deborah J. Taub, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: 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.

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Language: English
Date: 2010
college students, university students, student housing, resident assistants, student counseling, RA training, psychological distress

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