Resources to Assist With Challenging Student Behavior

For any situation where there is a concern about student behavior, we recommend that faculty/staff start by consulting with Amy Mahoney, Wellness Counselor. In addition to mental health services to students, Amy provides consultation to faculty, staff and administrators regarding students' emotional well-being, managing challenging student behavior, and related campus issues. She serves as a member of the Student Assessment and Intervention Team (SAIT), and she regularly provides training to the College community about student behavior. These trainings can be requested and customized for a particular College work area, Department or Division.

In individual consultations, Amy can provide information, training, and support regarding how best to manage students' emotional/behavioral issues that surface in the classroom, in offices, or in other areas around the college.

Amy Mahoney, LICSW
Wellness Counselor
Enrollment Center, Room 217
(781) 280-3635

General Recommendations:

  • Document any incident that is of concern to you and/or seems to be an ongoing issue.
  • Consider notifying your supervisor/Division Dean
  • Documentation should include the following information:
    • dates/times of the incident(s)
    • specific behaviors (without interpretation)
    • action taken (verbal warning, referral)
    • the student's response
  • Consider completing a SAIT Referral Form, which will be directly forwarded to the Assistant Dean of Student Support Services.

NOTE: Report situations needing immediate intervention directly to:
Leonard Russ, Dean of Students
(978) 656-3348

Last Modified: 4/5/24