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University Human Resources 914 Emmet Street Charlottesville, VA 22904

Summary: University Human Resources
914 Emmet Street Charlottesville, VA 22904
P: 434.982.0123 F: 434.924.3184
E-mail: AskHR@virginia.edu www.hr.virginia.edu
December 12, 2011
Dear Vice Presidents and Deans,
Recently Vice President Lampkin forwarded the deans a letter for faculty and TAs (Nov. 28,
2011) about supporting students through the stress that comes at the close of the academic
year. Faculty and staff also feel considerable personal and professional pressure at this time of
year. It is our responsibility to be proactive, reach out to those in need, and provide assistance
before difficulties reach a crisis point. Attached are some tips and resources for dealing with
difficult situations; feel free to share these with anyone in your organization who would find it
There is no single set of signs that indicate a person is in acute distress or at risk for aggressive
behavior, but the attached information may be helpful in identifying potentially serious
situations that merit assessment. You also can learn more about signs of distress and available
resources in the safety training video, Hoos Making a Safer Community at the University of
Virginia, available at www.virginia.edu/safercommunity/training). Don't hesitate to consult
with professionals if you have concerns about the health and well-being of a colleague.
Faculty and staff have a couple of options for seeking help on their own. First, Human


Source: Acton, Scott - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Virginia


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences