Counseling

U. of Connecticut to pay $1.3 million to settle sexual assault lawsuit

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U. of Connecticut -- denying wrongdoing -- to pay $1.3 million to resolve lawsuit accusing it of "deliberate indifference" when investigating students' claims of sexual harassment and assault.

Pace of hiring at counseling centers lags behind spike in student problems

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Counseling center directors report that budgets and hiring levels are on the rise -- but staff still struggle to keep pace with an influx of students with anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts.

Before a suicide, OCR again tells colleges not to remove self-threatening students

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Amid persisting confusion about when colleges can involuntarily remove a self-threatening student, Education Department again signals it's not permissible -- in an investigation that ends in a student's suicide.

Counseling center directors face troubled students, overburdened staff

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Counseling center patients are struggling with familiar issues at slightly different levels, but some suggest the long increase of mental health problems among students may be peaking.

College counseling and health center merger trend worries some staff

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Under increasing stress, more campus health and counseling centers are integrating their services. But the growing trend is causing discontent among some staff.

Counselor faculty consultations on rise since Virginia Tech

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Five years after the tragic killings at Virginia Tech, counseling centers report that they are much more likely than in the past to hear from professors who are worried about a student.

AUCCCD survey shows some progress, same struggles for college counseling centers

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Staff see some improvements in the state of counseling centers and the students they treat, but struggle to deal with core issues.

Recent shifts highlight complexity of counseling and parental notification

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For counselors, knowing whether to inform parents that their child might be suicidal is hard, and -- following a handful of recent developments -- getting harder.

Study: Text messages about renewing aid boost 2-year college persistence

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Text messages encouraging first-year community college students to fill out federal student aid form boost persistence to sophomore year, study finds.

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