Recent tragedies on the campuses of Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois University refocuses attention on the use of campus intervention teams to manage students who struggle with serious mental health problems and are also disruptive or dangerous. Chapters in this volume demonstrate how Dr Delworth′s AISP model can be helpful to student affairs professionals and administrators in a multitude of ways. It provides coordination and direction to efforts to aid students and to maintain an orderly and healthy environment on campus. Furthermore, it demystifies student psychological and behavioral problems for staff members who do not possess formal training in these areas. Finally, it provides a common language and a support system for staff members who are dealing with difficult student issues.
This is the 128th volume of the Jossey–Bass higher education quarterly report series New Directions for Student Services, an indispensable resource for vice presidents of student affairs, deans of students, student counselors, and other student services professionals.
Each issue of New Directions for Student Services offers guidelines and programs for aiding students in their total development: emotional, social, physical, and intellectual.