Start Date

16-10-2020 10:00 AM

End Date

16-10-2020 10:50 AM

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Presentation

Description

Economic disparities have long been an issue negatively impacting students in higher education. The current Covid pandemic has exaggerated these discrepancies, leading to negative educational and well-being outcomes. If not addressed, these stressors could become barriers to student achievement and degree completion. Students may find themselves responsible for financial responsibilities not only for themselves, but also for their family. They may lose financial support from their family in addition to being required to provide caregiving responsibilities. Changes in living arrangements further contribute to disparities in educational experiences and outcomes. In addition to these concrete needs, stressors such as isolation, changes in expectations, school and work stress, financial stress, and instability can contribute to physical and mental health needs. This presentation will provide participants an understanding of how a systems theory perspective can support students by identifying needs of students, recognizing signs of stressors, how to ask “hard” questions, and what supports are available within the university and community to address the stressors or needs students may be experiencing. Concrete and clinical supports will be examined.

Speaker Information

Jennifer Buchter, MSW, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, Eastern Illinois University, SelectedWorks

Cori More, BCBA, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, Eastern Illinois University, SelectedWorks

Jennifer Stringfellow, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Special Education, Eastern Illinois University, SelectedWorks

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Examining systems to support Students: A holistic approach to support students during challenging times

Economic disparities have long been an issue negatively impacting students in higher education. The current Covid pandemic has exaggerated these discrepancies, leading to negative educational and well-being outcomes. If not addressed, these stressors could become barriers to student achievement and degree completion. Students may find themselves responsible for financial responsibilities not only for themselves, but also for their family. They may lose financial support from their family in addition to being required to provide caregiving responsibilities. Changes in living arrangements further contribute to disparities in educational experiences and outcomes. In addition to these concrete needs, stressors such as isolation, changes in expectations, school and work stress, financial stress, and instability can contribute to physical and mental health needs. This presentation will provide participants an understanding of how a systems theory perspective can support students by identifying needs of students, recognizing signs of stressors, how to ask “hard” questions, and what supports are available within the university and community to address the stressors or needs students may be experiencing. Concrete and clinical supports will be examined.