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Approaches to Guidance in Problem Situations

Equality and Non-discrimination

Student Union JAMKO supports students in questions of equality, non-discrimination and ethical principles and makes sure that students are treated equally. If you experience discriminating behaviour in school, first thing to do, is to discuss about the matter with the person in question. If you have questions or problems regarding equality and barrier free learning you are supported by JAMKO's trusteeship responsible in social policy.

JAMKO's trusteeship responsible in social policy: sopo(a)jamko.fi

The Early Intervention Model

Jamk University of Applied Sciences employs the early intervention model for students. The model’s premise is that we are all responsible for the well-being of the members of our community. The model for early intervention includes:

  • the identification and prevention of mental health and substance abuse problems
  • operational guidelines for broaching concerns
  • operational guidelines for intervening in substance abuse problems
  • practices for referral to treatment, monitoring and documentation.

The forms drafted to support the process have been found on the Elmo Student.

Student having a video meeting on a computer

Intoxicant-related matters

Every student is ultimately responsible for their own well-being. However, there are situations in which a student cannot recognise the changes in their situation or coping. In such cases, members of the academic community have a responsibility to bring up their concerns, applying the early intervention principle. The aim of this cooperation is to eliminate the concern. The concern remains if the student in question continues to exhibit symptoms or cause concerns in their environment.

Using intoxicants in moderation or abstaining from them is part of life management, professional growth and preparation for working life. Every Jamk University of Applied Sciences campus has a substance abuse contact person who has been specifically trained to provide support in bringing up concerns. He/she

  • providing advice and support in situations where students experience issues with substance abuse and game addiction and broaching these subjects
  • ensuring that students are referred to treatment
  • organising drug testing and ensuring that the student is heard prior to testing
  • acting as a contact person in a multi-professional network.

Operational guidelines for various situations involving intoxicant use are described below: