Workshop: Responding to Students in Distress

Course ID - CTD0495       

Short Title: Students in Distress     

 Audience    Faculty, Staff, Administrators
Length of Workshop:       2 hours 
Prerequisite     none

This replay of an online seminar will review best practices for managing a wide range of distressing student behavior form the merely disruptive to the truly critical. It will also discuss the importance of faculty training and education on intervention techniques, campus resources, and protocols.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how to distinguish a disruptive student from a student in distress, or from a student who has potential mental disorders
  • Explain how to confront distressed students.
  • Discuss when to call police or alert the counseling center
  • Respond to the fear of being the target of a threat or retaliation
  • Discuss the thresholds for removing students from class
  • Explain how the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 protect students whose distress stems from disability
  • Discuss when we can view class absenteeism as a component of a behavioral intervention model
  • Discuss what constitutes appropriate statements for syllabi and housing contract



Reference #






Registration information
Course ID: - CTD0495
Course Title: Students in Distress
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.