For many faculty, staff, parents, friends or peers it can be difficult to see your student, child, or friend struggle. At times it can be a very powerless feeling to not know how to help them or offer support. CTX has created a simple and easy format for you to intervene through the Early Alert System. If you are concerned for a student you can complete the Early Alert Form which will be reviewed by members of the Behavioral Intervention Support Team (BIST).
If you see signs that a student is struggling please feel free to complete the early alert form or you can come by or contact the Counseling Center and have a consultation with the counselor.
Signs that a student is struggling
- Classroom disruption
- Violations of residence hall rules
- Drunkenness in the classroom or dormitories
- Threatening words or behaviors
- Writings that convey clear intentions to harm self or others
- Observed self injurious behavior, such as cutting, burning
- On-line postings that are threatening to self or others
- Excessive class absenteeism
- Suicidal threats, gestures, ideation or attempts
- Relationship violence
- Acts motivated by hatred, discrimination, or paranoia
- Flat affect or extreme lack of responsiveness