College case managers work to help students navigate crises, traumas, and other problems that can affect their educational lives. But some have found the COVID-19 pandemic is a crisis that affects more students for longer than any previous emergencies they have helped students manage.
Some colleges created case management positions to help troubled students in the years following the 2007 Virginia Tech gun massacre. Case managers help students with crises, emergencies, and medical and behavioral health problems.
A high rate of COVID-19 occurred as the result of an outbreak in spring breakers. Rapid recognition and intervention, as well as the youth and good health of those infected, was effective in limiting the adverse consequences.
Nursing students were not too happy with how they responded to observed ethics violations, ranging from patient privacy violations to infection control issues, according a recent study. The findings suggest better preparation could be useful.
Experiences of sexual harassment and assault are unfortunate realities for many adolescents and young adults. Many youth-serving health professionals have begun to ask how they can contribute to addressing or even preventing sexual harassment and assault in their patients’ lives.