As TAs have regular contact with undergraduate students, they may need to identify and respond to students in distress and/or in crisis.
The 2023 Student Affairs Green Folder resource provides faculty and staff with up-to-date information to help them identify and respond to students in distress.
Student Wellness Services regularly offers an hour-long training for students, staff, and faculty to help them recognize when someone is struggling with their mental health and may need support.
The next session is scheduled for March 27, 2024. More information can be found here: Wellness Groups, Events & Trainings.
The content of this training is also available in a self-directed module: Identifying and Responding to Someone in Distress by Queen’s Student Wellness Services
Teaching assistants may also find it helpful to familiarize themselves with the Teaching in Times of Crisis resource for faculty provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning. This resource considers the many impacts that times of crisis (whether local, national, or international in scope) can have on university classrooms, students, and educators, and it provides recommendations for educators’ responses to crisis.
The following resources have been compiled by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences here.
Safety on campus is a priority for the university, and everything possible is being done to ensure the safety of our community. The university is closely monitoring any threats to the safety of its students, staff and faculty and Campus Security is on heightened alert.
If students are dealing with unexpected extenuating circumstances that are impacting their studies, there are options available to provide you with some flexibility and relief. Students should be referred to the SKHS Undergraduate Academic Advisor or the Faculty of Arts and Sciences to discuss these options.