Helping Students in Distress Training

Date : Wednesday, 10 April 2013
Time : 5:00 pm.
Location : Center for Counseling and Student Wellness
Category : On-Campus Events

On Wednesday, April 10, Center for Counseling and Student Wellness will host in the Helping Students in Distress Training, a suicide prevention training at 5 p.m. at The Center for Counseling and Student Wellness located at 91 St. Clair Street.

If attendance for this training opportunity fills up we will be offering more trainings this term as well. If your schedule does not fit the date and time of training, you can go to our Outreach Programming website and request a 2-hour training or a brief Counseling Services Orientation presentation for your small group: http://www.hws.edu/studentlife/counseling_form.aspx

This program provides faculty, staff, and student leaders with training to respond effectively to students in distress and to make appropriate referrals. This training is highly experiential and interactive, promoting frank dialogue for those campus personnel with the most access to students who may experience crises. This program aims to prepare faculty and staff for the challenging and anxiety-provoking situations of encountering students in crisis.

Training Summary:

- Two hour, interactive training program designed for college faculty and staff
- Review of facts regarding college student suicide and crisis experiences
- Discussion of suicide and crisis warning signs
- Instruction on how to ask students if they are thinking about suicide and how to refer students to mental health professionals
- Review of effective communication and relationship-building skills
- Discussion of typical emotional reactions experienced both by students in crisis and responders
- Participation in four experiential exercises
- Participation in a guided group role play
- Training provided by HWS psychologists