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Faculty/Staff At-Risk Training

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Recognize Signs of Distress & Connect Students to Help

University and College personnel are in an ideal situation to identify the stressors that often negatively affect students, however many feel uncomfortable broaching the topic or unsure how best to connect students to appropriate resources.  At-Risk for University and College Faculty & Staff is an online interactive course that prepare users to recognize signs of psychological distress such as depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.  Users learn how to approach at-risk students and make appropriate referrals to campus support services for screening and assessment.  Through role-play conversations with virtual students, learners attain hands-on practice managing challenging, and often sensitive, conversations surrounding mental health and master skills necessary to identify and connect students to help.

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Create a Safe and Supportive Campus

LGBTQ On Campus Faculty & Staff is an online, interactive course that helps faculty and staff in creating a safer, more including campus for LGBTQ students.  This includes how to respond to biased comments, supporting a student who comes out, recognizing signs of psychological distress and how best to connect students to appropriate campus resources and services.  Through role-play conversations with virtual students, learners gain insight into the various issues specific to LGBTQ youth, attain skills necessary connecting students to help.

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Creating a Supportive Campus for Student Veterans

Returning veterans enter the classroom with valuable life and leadership experiences; however, transitioning to civilian and student life may present unique challenges for them including isolation, academic difficulties, and mental health issues such as depression, PTSD and traumatic brain injury.  Veterans on Campus for Faculty & Staff is an online, interactive learning experience that helps faculty and staff in understanding the needs, experiences and cultural issues affecting student veterans.  By engaging in role-play conversations with virtual student veterans, users get hands-on experience managing challenging conversations, gain important skills in recognizing signs of psychological distress and how to connect students to appropriate campus resources.

If you have taken the training before, your previous id and password will not work on the new Kognito log-in site and you will need to re-register.

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Once logged in to your account, you will a total of 6 courses, 3 of which you will be able to access. If you selected that you are a student, you will be able to access the 3 student courses and the 3 faculty courses will be locked. If you selected that you are faculty, you will have access to the 3 faculty courses and the 3 student courses will be locked.

To Register:
  1. Go to https://www.kognitocampus.com/login/
  2. Register using
    1. enrollment key: ksu61
    2. your K-state email
    3. set your own password
How to log into student courses as a faculty member
If you are planning to use At-Risk for your class and are interested in seeing what the student sees in their module you may contact Counseling Services for more information.

Counseling Services, Housing & Dining Services, Non-Traditional and Veteran Student Services Office, LGBT Resource Center, the Office of Student Life, and the SafeZone program are pleased to be able to offer this training to you! Please contact counsel@ksu.edu if you have questions about the program but if you have technical concerns about the program, please contact support@kognito.com.

How you can become a SafeZone Ally

Though the SafeZone program assisted in bringing At-Risk and the Veterans On Campus training to K-State, completing these online trainings does not make one a SafeZone ally. If not already an ally and you are interested in become one, please check out that website at http://www.k-state.edu/safezone for details.

For other useful information and helpful resources, please check out the Counseling Services website at www.k-state.edu/counseling and our university community at universitylifecafe.k-state.edu