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TA/TM Day is presented by the Centre for Educational Excellence in cooperation with the Office of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Fellows and with consultation from the Teaching Support Staff Union at Simon Fraser University
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Friday, January 10 • 3:15pm - 4:30pm
4.2 Concerning Behaviour: Supporting students in distress

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When students struggle, the impacts can manifest in their academic performance or in a variety of behaviours that may cause concern. Mental health (stress and anxiety) are the most frequently cited challenges for post-secondary students. (NCHA, 2016) There are resources available at SFU to support you in your role as a TA/ TM and as a referral resource for students.
This session will provide strategies for identifying and responding to behaviours of concern – including potentially threatening behavior.
The session will also provide information about available support for Mental Health at SFU – for graduate and undergraduate students – as well as information about your role as a TA/ TM in supporting and referring students in distress.
There will be opportunities for questions and discussion and we will use case studies and group discussions to examine specific scenarios.
Learning outcomes for this session include:
• Able to articulate tips for handling student disruptions
• Able to identify aggressive or threatening behaviours and know contacts for support and advice
• Understand role in assisting students in distress
• Know how to access mental health support and referral options for students and self

Friday January 10, 2020 3:15pm - 4:30pm PST
Halpern Centre 114