We're enjoying wonderful Santa Barbara weather this "winter," and seeing more students out and about as a result. This newsletter includes happenings on campus so far this semester and a few things to look forward to in the next month.
Thank you for walking alongside our students in the midst of a busy season. We know that students get heavily involved in events, like Spring Sing. With the weather being so great for outdoor activities during Spring semester, we know that they appreciate our prayers and support as well as encouragement to be mindful of their academic responsibilities and assignments. You can always contact us if you have concerns for a student or questions about anything happening in student life.
If you have concerns for a student, contact us.
RESPONDING TO STUDENTS IN DISTRESS
You likely know that many of our students experience emotional difficulties during their time on campus. Many times we don't know what they're facing in their personal lives or at home. Sometimes they tell us and sometimes their behavior gives us an indication of what is going on. However we find out about a student's emotional pain, we have an opportunity to support them and help them access the resources they need. Dr. Eric Nelson offers some great advice on responding to students in distress. Take a look at what he has written and keep it handy for reference. If you need or want more guidance in responding to a student who is struggling, you can always call our office at 565-6028 or contact Eric in Counseling Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 565-6003.
Spring Sing returns to the Santa Barbara Bowl March 12
Attendees of 'The Next Step' workshop
14th annual Santa Barbara Mission Conference January 22-23, 2016