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PAPA Paper Topics:

College Suicide

Highlights of this contribution include:

  • Develop a Comprehensive Approach to Suicide Prevention for the Campus
  • Develop Data Driven Rationale
  • Requirements to Support Suicide Prevention on Campuses
  • Identify Barriers to Campus Change

College Counseling and Student Retention

One of the challenges facing college counselors and counseling centers is articulating and advocating for their role in the lives of students and in the campus community. Direct connections between counseling and retention are difficult to demonstrate empirically. Counselors must look to the indirect relationships between counseling and retention. There is a growing consensus that colleges are expected to go beyond academic factors to developing the whole individual. Counseling plays a vital role in this broader development. So, what is the role of the college counselor in retaining students? What should it be?

View the PAPA Paper on College Suicide

Outsourcing of Counseling Services

Explore the advantages and disadvantages of engaging in a contractual agreement to outsource college counseling services.  

View the PAPA Paper on Counseling Services Outsourcing

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