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RESPOND Training for Faculty and Staff: Partnering for Campus Mental Health

January 9, 2020

 Idaho State University Counseling and Testing Service is excited to offer the RESPOND training again this spring. Students across the country are increasingly reporting high degrees of mental health concerns and Idaho State University is no exception. Since introducing RESPOND in Fall 2019, more than 180 ISU faculty and staff participated in the RESPOND training. We are so appreciative of everyone’s eagerness to become more knowledgeable about mental health and how to help students who may be struggling. Comments from past participants include:

“I have more confidence in how to handle certain situations than I did at the beginning of the training.” 

“I appreciated the practical exercises and role plays; they reinforce the need to engage, even when it is awkward or uncomfortable.” 

“Though some of the information was familiar, I greatly appreciated the expanded information beyond just the QPR discussion. This was very helpful.”

RESPOND is an in-depth training designed to help faculty and staff feel more comfortable and better prepared to respond to students who are experiencing emotional distress by offering support but also knowing when to refer to a professional counselor. We welcome and encourage faculty and staff to take part in this workshop. While it is a significant commitment of your time, the workshop is interactive and allows ample time for questions and discussion. In the past, workshops tend to fill fast, so please let us know ASAP should you want to attend. Attendance is limited to 30 participants.     

Friday, Feb. 7
ISU Pocatello Campus
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (there will be an hour break for lunch)
Pond Student Union Building, Salmon River Suites
RSVP to Robin Nelson (nelsrobi@isu.edu or x2130)


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