Supporting Japanese Students in Distress
The devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan has been felt globally. Ongoing concerns about the Fukushima nuclear power plant add to the uncertainty. Japanese and Japanese-American students studying in the United States may feel anxious, isolated and helpless as they worry about family and friends in Japan as well as their own visa or financial situation in the United States. Likewise, students studying abroad in Japan may need additional support in coping with what they witnessed, whether they are still in Japan or are back in the United States.
On Thursday, April 7, we held a webinar on strategies to assist your students who have been affected by these tragedies. The webinar covered topics such as:
- What’s an appropriate amount of time to give a student to allow him to grieve or deal with personal matters?
- How do you encourage students to remain in school and remain focused on their studies?
- How you can help someone who has been affected?
Who should attend
College and university administrators and counselors will benefit from participating in this discussion so they can share their knowledge and learn from others as well.
For those who were unable to attend, below is a recording of the webinar.
*Any information or resources provided during the webinar are for general information and educational purposes only.