Born to Resist,
Thanks for your suggestions. I am a university teacher so I deal with young people more or less all the time. And for 25 years as of this June!
I was decisively influenced my a teacher who cared about students, and it may be he saved my life. I have always sought to follow his example in that, and that has got me into a lot of activities with students in places I have taught.
It's mainly helping out with things like alcohol and drug abuse, broken relationships, problems at home, and physical and sexual abuse. They come in needing to talk, and I always have coffee and cookies on hand.
Usually it's just a matter of referring them to the proper university office or local support agency for the problem they are having, accompanying them the first time they go if they are embarrassed or ashamed, keeping track of them and asking how they are doing, things like that.