Student Support Team

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Mission

The mission of the Student Support Team is to 1) assist students whose behavior may present a harm to self, more than others; 2) assist students facing issues like anxiety, depression and/or struggle with diagnosed or undiagnosed mental health issues; substance abuse and domestic violence 3) provide referrals to students, faculty and staff to campus and/or community resources. 

Goals

The goals of the Student Support Team are to:

  • Provide a referral system for members of the LFCC community to refer students of concern.
  • Gather input from multiple sources, providing more comprehensive data for analysis.
  • Assess potential disruption, potential for self-harm and referral to helpful resources utilizing a specific, objective process for evaluation and intervention.
  • Minimize or eliminate disruption to the teaching-learning process, the community and college operations through early intervention and support.

Protocol

The Student Support Team (SST) utilizes a protocol to ensure that concerning student behavior, mental health issues or incidents are addressed appropriately. When a referral is submitted through the See Something Say Something online form, SST team members receive the report. The SST convenes immediately to assess the situation and develop an appropriate response for emergency and non-emergency situations through its meeting. 

In order to assess the situation and take the appropriate action these steps may include:

  • The SST team will meet and discuss the incident
  • Additional information may be collected
  • The appropriate  tool is utilized to assess level of distress
  • Appropriate intervention is determined and action is taken
  • Feedback is provided (when appropriate and in keeping with federal and state laws)
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