Referral To Scc

Tips for recognizing student who needs help

Referral   Form

referral form


A. Marked changes in academic performance or behavior

1. Excessive absences or tardiness

2. Dramatic weight loss or gain

3. Asking instructor for help with personal problem

4. Fatigue and sleeping in class

5. Diminished self-care including poor hygiene

6. Missed deadlines or incomplete work

7. Altered mood states, sadness, anxiety, irritability, lethargy

8. Decrease in achievement

9. Diminished motivation

10. Difficulties with concentration

11. Marked changes in interaction patterns with instructor and peers, e.g., avoidance, dependency &aggression )

12. Anxiety attacks when making an oral presentations (shaking, panicking, forgetfulness, racing heart beat, sweating, dry mouth, etc.)

13. Aggressive communication with faculty and colleagues.

14. Make repeated requests for special consideration or adjustment to academic requirements

15. May behave in ways that are disruptive to the classroom culture, e.g., angry outbursts, walking out, failing to collaborate, unusual problems with roommate or family

16. Isolation from friends or family

17. Attacking the opinions of others

18. Tearfulness & sadness

19. Irritability or angry outbursts

20. Intense emotion or inappropriate responses

21. Disjointed thoughts

22. References to harm self and others using verbal and written messages.

23. Express thoughts of helplessness or hopelessness

How can you intervene?

A. Support and communicate

• Talk to the student in private.

• State your reasons for concern specifically.

• Listen carefully.

• Avoid criticism.

• Avoid judgmental expressions verbal or non-verbal.

B. Encourage:

1. Explore different options with the student, including visiting the Student Counseling Center (SCC).

2. Highlight the quality of the SCC services:

Ø Confidential counseling.

Ø Privacy to information.

Ø Qualified counselors offering professional counseling.

C. Contact us :

1. Offer to accompany the student to the Student Counseling Center or offer to assist them in setting up an appointment at the following numbers: 2414 1826 / 2414 3106.