This student will at some time feel the need for help, but it may take a while for her to pluck up the courage to ask for it. Teaching should include the instinct to protect. A caring college will I hope give her the confidence to seek help and provide the means to do so.
I think one of my students is suffering abuse at home. She regularly has bruises but my approaches on the matter are brushed off. I have raised the matter with the college social services but they say they can do little unless she is prepared to volunteer information. Any advice?
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