The Counseling Center provides outreach to the campus community as experts in the field of college mental health by providing the campus with resources, guidance and consultation. Outreach will occur in available direct to student pathways and indirectly through the campus community.
The Counseling Center provides guidance and consultation to the campus community on Suicide Prevention, Alcohol and Other Drugs, College Mental Health and Wellbeing, Sexual Assault and Interpersonal Violence Prevention. Each of these content areas is intersectional and constructed through a lens of social justice, neurodiversity, and inclusion.
Circles of Support
Circle of Support is an intervention/program that are 2-3 part, 30-minute structured conversations that can be facilitated by anyone, with or without the Counseling Center present. Some Circles of Support may only be facilitated with the Counseling Center; however, many are organized to be led by non-clinical staff, faculty, and student members of the Iona community. The goal is to provide campus partners, student leaders, and others with the resources needed to serve the needs of their student constituents with material vetted by the Counseling Center and tailored to the interests and inclinations of their students.
Requests for outreach must be submitted with a minimum of two weeks advance notice for planned events. For other events occurring in response to world/community/campus events/incidents, please submit the request at your earliest convenience. During periods of high demand or lack of expertise on a particular subject, we regret that we will not be able to meet all requests. In those situations, every effort will be made to provide information and referral to external resources. Please complete with as much detail as possible to ensure a timely response. Incomplete requests will be returned for completion before review.