Our office offers opportunities for UTC and community members to learn more about suicide prevention, mental health education, bystander intervention, substance use prevention. Please join us for one of our many trainings! Check our calendar for dates!
Are you interested in hosting a training? Email us to find out how to bring training to your group, department, or class.
Columbia Scale Training (1-2 hrs):
Have you ever wondered how to identify if someone is at low, moderate, or high risk for suicide? How do you know if someone needs immediate attention and help? The Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (CSSRS) was developed as a simple and evidence-based way to screen for suicidal ideation and behavior. This tool can be used by individuals with no prior mental health training to determine whether someone is at risk of suicide. The questions are in simple, plain language that anyone can ask. The C-SSRS is designed for use around the world for research, communities, healthcare, schools, first responders, families, friends, and neighbors.
Opioid Overdose Prevention Training (1.5 hrs):
UTC Center for Student Wellbeing and the Hamilton County Coalition have partnered to host Overdose Prevention and Naloxone Training to help our campus community understand more about the opioid crisis in our region, how to administer Naloxone, and how to access resources. Also, explore the challenges and opportunities you face in a world where addiction is a growing crisis and discover what you can do to save a life. All participants will have the option to receive a free Naloxone (opioid reversal) resource kit. At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Learn how to identify the signs of an overdose
- Learn who to contact if there is a suspected overdose
- Learn what to do in those critical moments
- Learn about treatment resources
- Learn how to prevent an overdose
- Learn how to save a life!
Step Up! Against Dating Violence (1-1.5 hours)
Dating violence is a common issue impacting about 1 in 4 women, 1 in 9 men, and 1 in 2 transgender people, but college students report increased difficulty with identifying abusive behaviors and the majority are not sure how to help someone experiencing abuse. This training prepares students to identify the signs of healthy and unhealthy/abusive behaviors, provides ways to intervene with friends who perpetuate abusive behaviors, and how best to support friends who are experiencing abuse.
Step Up! Bystander Intervention Training (1 hr):
UTC Step UP! is a bystander intervention program designed to enable our community to be proactive in situations where we can help cultivate a community of care.
Step UP! educates students to be proactive in helping others. Our Goals:
- Raise awareness of helping behaviors
- Increase motivation to help
- Develop skills and confidence when responding to problems or concerns
- Ensure the safety and well-being of self and others
Step Up! for Mental Health Training (1 hr):
Step Up! for Mental Health is a 60-minute workshop to help students learn how to recognize and respond to signs of distress in their peers. Students will also complete a screening through ULifeline to gauge their own mental health.