Faculty and Staff Mental Health Training

August 31, 2020

Fall 2020 Schedule

Suicide Awareness Training

Over the last few years, you may have become acquainted with the Look for the Signs App (for students) and the Mental Health Handbook for faculty, staff and GSIs to assist you in helping someone in distress. One component of that help is understanding when a student may be in danger of suicide. Counseling and Psychological services (CAPS) would like to offer you a unique training specifically to support students who may be thinking about suicide.

This training, an introductory overview, will use a scenario, lecture and discussion to help you understand the warning signs and risk factors associated with thoughts of suicide. You will learn ways to approach and talk to a student about your concerns, including how to ask a question about suicide. Lastly you will learn the resources and how to make appropriate referrals.

Psychological First Aid (PFA) 

When tragic events happen in our UCB community faculty and staff are often called upon to offer support to students impacted. This 1.5-hour course will help you to learn the basic skills necessary to provide common sense support after a tragedy, such as a student death. The course will also address CAPS' response and how faculty and staff can collaborate with the Tang Center. This course is being offered as a way to help increase the supports campus provides in the aftermath of a tragedy and help the community begin to heal.