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Lessons Learned : How to Avoid the Biggest Mistakes Made by College Resident Assistants.

Author: John D Foubert
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
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The college years can be some of the most vibrant and transformative in an individual's life, but they are also fraught with uncertainty. The resident advisor or assistant (RA) not only confronts these decisions for him or herself but must also help his or her residents navigate the world of important decisions which the undergraduate experience presents. Lessons Learned is the definitive volume for training RAs to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Foubert, John D.
Lessons Learned : How to Avoid the Biggest Mistakes Made by College Resident Assistants.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John D Foubert
ISBN: 9781136271588 1136271589
OCLC Number: 854977038
Description: 1 online resource (233 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; TitlePage; CopyrightPage; Table of Contents; Aboutthe Author; Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1-Applying Student Development Theory to the RARole; Part I-Building Community: The Basics; Chapter 2-Being Away Too Much During the First Weekof School; Chapter 3-Waiting Until the Second Month of the Year toDo Programming; Chapter 4-Not Staying on Top of FacilitiesIssues; Chapter 5-Doing the Workfor Your Hall Council; Chapter 6-Seeing Conflict as Harmful toCommunity; Chapter 7-JumpingInto Service Without Learning; Chapter 8-Cultson Campus; Part II-Buildingan Inclusive Community. Chapter 9-Assuming "They" Don't Wantto Be IncludedChapter 10-Tryingto Help, Making Things Worse; Chapter 11-Ignoring Racist Comments; Chapter 12-A Caseof Religious Discrimination; Chapter 13-The Facebook Nightmare; Part III-Resident Support; Chapter 14-Ignoring Homesick Helen; Chapter 15-Forgetting to Supporta Superstar; Chapter 16-Serving Until It Hurts; Chapter 17-Not Reaching Out toa Lonely Resident; Chapter 18-Telling a Parent He Can CallYou; Chapter 19-Texting Residents When You Should TalkFace-to-Face; Chapter 20-KeepingYour Relationships With Residents in Balance. Chapter 21-TheRole of an Alternate RAPart IV-Policy Enforcement; Chapter 22-"If I Can't See It, It Isn't There"; Chapter 23-Enjoying Policy Enforcement Too Much; Chapter 24-Enforcing Policy Selectively; Chapter 25-Being Passive About Noise That Interferes With Others; Chapter 26-Ignoring Escalating Domestic Violence; Chapter 27-Ignoring aSerious Drinking Problem; Chapter 28-Thinking a Resident Is Drunk When SheIs Really High; Part V-Helping Students With Psychological Difficulties; Chapter 29-Misinterpreting a Student WithAsperger's Syndrome; Chapter 30-Sharing Prescription Drugs. Chapter 31-Keeping PromisesChapter 32-Assuming a Resident Is "Just aLittle Thin"; Chapter 33-Ignoring aSuicidal Comment; Chapter 34-Confusing Cutting Behavior; Chapter 35-Surviving aPanic Attack; Part VI-ThingsThat Can Seriously Compromise Your Role; Chapter 36-Stifling Freedom of Speechin Your Community; Chapter37-A Conflict Between Co-RAs; Chapter 38-Being Careless About Spending University Money; Chapter 39-Deciding What to Do Based onWhat Everyone Else Does; Chapter 40-Dating aResident; Chapter 41-Dating AnotherRA; Chapter 42-Drinking Alcohol With Underage Residents. Chapter 43-DealingWith a Slacking Staff MemberChapter 44-Dealing With Parents; Part VII-Safetyand Security; Chapter 45-Not Getting Everyone Out During a Fire Alarm; Chapter 46-Trying to Help a Rape Survivor But Making Her FeelWorse; Chapter 47-Dealing With Someone Who Is Not aStudent; Chapter 48-ExcusingViolent Behavior as "Just Blowing Off Steam"; Conclusion-Reflecting on the Importance ofthe Work We Do; What Is Your Story?; Bibliography; Index.

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The college years can be some of the most vibrant and transformative in an individual's life, but they are also fraught with uncertainty. The resident advisor or assistant (RA) not only confronts these decisions for him or herself but must also help his or her residents navigate the world of important decisions which the undergraduate experience presents. Lessons Learned is the definitive volume for training RAs to become comfortable with their roles as student leaders. Over four dozen common RA mistakes are discussed, chapter-by-chapter, in the form of individual letters written by.

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"How do you build community? What promotes inclusivity and civility in residence halls? And how can RAs avoid common mistakes that may compromise their role or violate campus policies? Lessons Read more...

 
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