Suicide Prevention Trainings for Faculty and Staff

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As faculty and staff, you are frequently in the position of developing the most meaningful relationships with SSU students. You become their mentors and role models - and this means you are on the frontline of identifying students in distress. To support you in this potentially life-saving endeavor, CAPS is offering free suicide prevention training.

The goal of this important professional development opportunity is to teach you how to effectively recognize students in distress and to appropriately refer them to the help they need.

College and Suicide - Just the Facts

1. Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among college students
2. Nearly 1,100 suicides are projected to occur on college campuses this year.
3. 18-24 year-olds think about suicide more often than any other age group.
4. 1 in 12 U.S. college students has made a suicide plan.

In-Person QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Gatekeeper Training

Spring 2013 workshops are open to all faculty and staff will be held:
Tuesday, Jan. 29 Noon-1 pm (lunch provided)·
Thursday, Feb.21 Noon-1 pm (lunch provided)·
Tuesday, March 12 8 -9 am (breakfast provided)·
Tuesday, April 16 Noon-1 pm (lunch provided)

All workshops are located in the Schulz 3001.

To register, please call Amber Crane at CAPS (4-2153) or e-mail at least one week in advance of the workshop.

On-Line Kognito Training

If you can’t join us for an in-person QPR training, take Kognito’s interactive At-Risk For University & College Faculty. This on-line training program teaches you to identify, approach and refer students experiencing psychological distress, including depression and suicidal ideation.

The training is only 45 minutes and it allows you to log on and out as your time allows. Start the training at: Use enrollment key: sonoma73

CAPS Support Groups

Weekly discussion support groups are being sponsored by Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) beginning this week and next. Drop-ins are always welcome. CAPS requests that faculty do not assign extra credit for someone to attend these groups.

For further information, contact CAPS at 4-2153.

LGBTQQI Discussion Group, Wednesdays, 12-1 p.m., starting Jan. 23, Stevenson 3042.

Hermanas United: Support group for Latina Students, Tuesdays 4-5 p.m., starting Jan 22, Stevenson 3030.

Essence of Ebony: Women of Color Support Group , Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m., starting Jan. 24, The HUB.

Survivors of Sexual Assault Support Group (SSA) (requires registration with Crisis Advocate Dawn Danz, 4-2153) Mondays, 4-5 p.m., starting Jan. 28, Salazar 1018.