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Mental Health Issues in Education Abroad

Friday, October 11, 2019, 9:00 AM @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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The Fundamentals of Student Preparation and Risk Management Competency Credential can provide you with the tools you need to do just that. It will allow you to articulate and apply Standards 4, 5 and 8 in various education abroad contexts. It will further your knowledge of best practices and where to find resources to support your work.

Digital Badge for Competency: Fundamentals of Student Preparation and Risk Management

Friday, October 11, 2019
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Colleges of the Fenway
Boston, MA

The goal of this workshop is to assist participants in developing experience in handling mental health issues that may arise with students on an education abroad experience. This workshop will review trends in college mental health with specific focus on high risk behaviors, identify certain mental health reactions to stress that can be problematic, discuss and explore philosophical, legal, and practical concerns. Facilitators will discuss models for pre-departure screening, lay out appropriate roles to play when concerned about a student’s mental health distress, and provide strategies for managing mental health concerns when they occur. All of this will take place through an interactive workshop that engages participants in discussion of case studies and application of the Standards of Good Practice. This workshop is co-led by a mental health professional in higher education familiar with education abroad.

The workshop is designed for those responsible for developing, managing, assessing and improving education abroad programs. Participants are expected to have familiarity with either hosting or sending students on education abroad programs. Professionals who may benefit from attending include study abroad administrators, study abroad advisors, faculty who lead programs, risk managers, and colleagues who run campus internship programs and volunteer offices.

Registration Deadline: September 20, 2019 Spots still available!

Registration Cost:

  • Forum Member: $385
  • Non-Member: $465

Registration includes coffee, lunch and refreshments.

Late registrations may be accepted and will be charged an additional $75 late fee.

Full-time graduate students may qualify for a 25% discount. Contact us at events@forumea.org for more information.

A group discount of $20/person is offered to four or more paying workshop attendees from the same member institution or organization.


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For further information about this workshop or hotel recommendations, contact us at events@forumea.org.


Friday, October 11, 2019, 9:00 AM
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Colleges of the Fenway
200 Riverway, Boston, MA 02215 United States
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