Workshop: Students In Need: Crisis or Non-Crisis - Student Services Institute III

Course ID - CTD0536-1         

Short Title: Students in Need     

 Audience    Student Services Personnel
Length of Workshop:        2 hours 
Prerequisite     none

As members of the College community, student services personnel are likely to encounter distressed students. For this reason, they have a unique and crucial role in identifying students who need assistance and support their efforts to cope. Still, responding to students in distress can be confusing and overwhelming. Participants in this workshop will recognize some of the symptoms of student distress and to provide some specific options for intervention and for referral.


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 Public Safety or alert campus officials
  • Respond appropriately to a threatening situation or disruptive behavior
  • Explain how the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 protect students whose distress stems from disability
  • Discuss campus procedures for working with students in distress



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Registration information
Course ID: - CTD0536-1 
Course Title: Students in Need
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.