Seminar teaches about students in distress

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NMU faculty and staff will have the opportunity to gain insight on handling students in distress.
The upcoming online audio seminar, entitled “A Guide for Faculty on Responding to Students in Distress,” is a nationwide program that is broadcast by Magna Publications, a communications company.
Attendees will hear from two presenters on how to identify students who may be in need of help and how to properly handle those students using intervention techniques and campus resources, according to the Magna Publications Web site.
The presenters are experts in the areas of student behavior, health, safety and risk management.
Brett A. Sokolow is the President of the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management and is also the author of 10 books on student affairs law, according to Magna.
The second presenter, W. Scott Lewis, J.D. is the assistant vice provost of judicial affairs and academic integrity at the University of South Carolina and the chair of its Behavioral Intervention Team.
After the presentations, there will be an interactive question and answer period in which NMU faculty and staff will be able to directly address the presenters.
These types of audio seminars are brought to Northern on a fairly regular basis because they are able to reach a large number of faculty and staff members for one set price said NMU’s General Counsel, and Equal Opportunity Officer Cathy Dehlin.
The office of Academic Affairs at NMU sponsors the seminar, which is free of charge for faculty and staff.
The seminar will be held on Friday, Sept. 28, 2007 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Mead Auditorium. Anyone interested in attending may contact Janet Koski at 227-2473 or [email protected] to register.