b'blood relatives. Some families require older children to take on some financial and decision-making responsibilities. Some international students are caregivers for their siblings in the United States while their parents are back home. Some students are caregivers of their non-Englishspeaking parents who live in the US. These expectations make juggling a family crisis with academic responsibilities especially difficult. Faculty can support students who are experiencing a family crisis by being flexible with deadlines and expectations, within reason. Students whose academic performance is affected by crisis should always be referred to academic advising for additional support. Faculty can also consult with advisors about reasonably accommodating the student. Resources: Coping with Grief and Loss: A Guide to Healing. Harvard Medical School. 2003. The Burden of Sympathy: How Families Cope with Mental Illness. Karp, David A. 2001.Traumatic Experiences210'