b'What you can do:Use a time-out strategy (ask the student to reschedule a meeting with you after s/he has more time to think).Stay calm and set limits (explain clearly and directly what behaviors are acceptable, e.g., You certainly have the right to be angry, but breaking things is not OK).Enlist the help of a co-worker (avoid meeting alone with the student).If you feel it is appropriate to continue meeting with a distressed student, remain in an open area with a visible means of escape (keep yourself at a safe distance, sit closest to the door, and have a phone available to call for help).Assess your level of safety and be cognizant of your intuition. Call campus police/security if you feel the student may harm him/herself, someone else, or you. If there is an imminent threat of harm, call campus police/security. Additionally, there may be protocols for dealing with urgent or emergency situations within your college or school that you will want to familiarize yourself with, so that you are prepared when the need for this information arises.assessment General Concerns148'