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.
You can Help a Student (1 hr):
Find out more about mental health issues students may face and how to help a student experiencing a mental health emergency. This training includes information about the UTC suicide prevention policy and how to utilize our resources.
Question, Persuade, Refer (1-2 hrs):
Learn more about the skills and resources needed to effectively intervene on behalf of suicidal and in-crisis people. The information and skills covered in this workshop can be used with anyone and everyone working with students should know these skills! Learning Objectives:
- How to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal.
- How to get help for yourself or learn more about preventing suicide.
- The common causes of suicidal behavior.
- The warning signs of suicide.
- How to use the Columbia Scale Questions with someone who may be thinking of suicide.
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.
Youth Mental Health First Aid (8 hrs):
This training is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-24) who is experiencing a mental health problem, addiction, and/or crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with adolescence and young adults. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) (16 hrs):
This training is appropriate for anyone over 18 who is interested in learning skills to help prevent suicide. This training provides specific information related to intervention skills needed to work with someone contemplating suicide. Learning goals and objectives:
- Understand the ways that personal and societal attitudes affect views on suicide and interventions
- Provide guidance and suicide first aid to a person at risk in ways that meet their individual safety needs
- Identify the key elements of an effective suicide safety plan and the actions required to implement it
- Appreciate the value of improving and integrating suicide prevention resources in the community at large
- Recognize other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care
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.