Dealing With Disruptive Or Distressed Students
Faculty who are trying to deal with disruptive or distressed students may not know what steps to follow or what resources they can access. Your KFA has developed the following flowchart to help you (please see below). The link here takes you to a readable and printable .pdf version of the flowchart together with some handy resources.
Further down on this page, you will see some additional resources, phone numbers and so on.
Questions? Comments? Please contactBob Davis.
Article 20.04 of the Collective Agreement states:
"Faculty members have the right to remove themselves from any situation in which they perceive an immediate threat of violence to themselves by a student or by another employee of the University. Faculty members have the right to remain away from the workspace if they continue to perceive themselves to remain under threat until such time as the Employer has taken action to resolve the situation"
Invoking this clause requires Faculty to inform their Dean as soon as possible. In addition, contact your KFA.
Students with Disabilities
Facilities / First Aid Surrey 604.599.2076
South Fraser Regional Crisis Line
If you are dealing with a student who is at an immediate risk of harming his or her self or others, or has already harmed his or her self,
Ask for Police assistance
You will be asked for your name and contact information for record-keeping purposes. You can decline to offer your name and contact information
Tell the operator where you are on campus
Make clear what the problem is: if the Police are aware in advance that they are dealing with a mental health issue, they will be better able to respond appropriately
If you are in Surrey, "Car 67" may be dispatched to assist with a suicide threat: Car 67 provides an officer and a psychiatric nurse who are specially trained to respond to emotional and mental health issues
Inform Security that you have called 911