Trinity Valley Community College

   

Guidance Services

Athens Campus
Linda Daniel
Director of Guidance 

Services

100 Cardinal Drive
Athens, TX 75751
(903) 675-6350

Palestine Campus
Dr. Jeffrey Watson
Provost
Vicki Dossett, LPC
Counselor
2970 N. St. Hwy 19
P.O. Box 2530
Palestine, TX 75802
(903) 723-7046

Terrell Campus
Dr. Algia Allen
Provost
Luanne Bourland
Counselor
1200 E. I-20
P.O. Box 668
Terrell, TX 75160
(972) 563-4904

Health Science Center
Dr. Helen Reid
Provost
Jeffrey Ballom, NCC
Counselor
800 Ed. Hall Drive
Kaufman, TX 75142
(972) 932-4309

Concerned about someone?
   
Posted: 1/22/2014 10:12:27 AM
Are you concerned about a student or friend who is depressed and possibly suicidal? Has student, friend or classmate expressed a desire to self-harm or to harm another person?


What do I do if I am Concerned about a Student?

Because you come in frequent contact with many students, you are in an excellent position to observe students, recognize those who are in distress, and offer assistance.  Your care, concern and assistance will often be enough to help the student.  At other times, you can play a critical role in referring a student for appropriate assistance and in motivating him/her to seek help.

Remember the 4 R's

RECOGNIZE       RESPOND       REFER       REPORT
 
  • RECOGNIZE-Be familiar with and acknowledge symptoms of distress
  • RESPOND- Privately initiate contact with a student displaying symptoms of distress.  Express your concerns in behavioral, non-judgmental terms and listen to the student in a sensitive, non-threatening way.
  • REFER-Know your limits as a help-giver: only go so far as your expertise, training and resources allow.  When a student needs more help than you are able to give, it is time to make a referral. 
  1. Behavioral Intervention Team
  2. Counseling Services
  3. Disability Services
  • REPORT-Report your concerns and actions taken with a student to the BIT through the Student Concern/Incident Report form: www.tvcc.edu/bit