- "I can’t tell you enough what a great program this is.
On my second time taking it, I actually chose what I thought
would be the wrong thing to say to see what would happen
and it is amazing how varied the student responses were.
I hope there is compliance on this. It’s so worthwhile."
- Jacqueline Maisel, Registrar
- "I completed the training and the follow-up survey.
I found the training was well done and very helpful." - Susie
West, Administrative Assistant, Center for Student Achievement
- "Thanks! This was helpful. I sometimes feel helpless
with a student in distress, and I’m a bit encouraged by
these tips!”- Dr. Judith Stribling, Professor, Department
of Biological Sciences
- "I found this training invaluable: it alerted me to
warning signs that are easily missed, and it reminded me
of the importance of faculty in identifying them. It also
helped me better understand the many resources we have to
help our students." - Dr. Elsie Walker, Associate Professor,
Film Studies, Department of English
- “The staff here thought highly of the Kognito training.
They particularly liked the “advice” bubbles that popped
up when making different selections as the conversation
went along, and the explanations of why some choices were
good ones.” - Student Health Services Staff
- “I encourage you to take the Kognito faculty training
provided by the Counseling Center. I took it, found it interesting
and stimulating, and learned a lot. I also found it very
interesting from an online course design perspective as
well. Obviously it is not going to make us into trained
counselors, but in my opinion it can help in dealing with
difficult students. Who knows, it might also help in dealing
with your own kids!” - Catherine Beise, Professor Emeritus,
Perdue Business School
Kognito At-Risk Training
Learn how to help distressed students
You may notice significant amounts of stress or other mental
health concerns experienced by fellow students. As members of the
campus community, it is every student’s responsibility to look out
for their friends and peers who may be in serious distress.
To address this concern, I invite you to take a 30-minute online
simulation that will assist you with approaching others that you
are concerned about and referring them to support services on campus.
Student leaders who have already completed the training have described
it as engaging and worthwhile.
To access the training, follow the instructions below:
For Faculty & Staff:
Nationally, students are reporting increased levels of distress,
putting them at risk for depression, substance abuse and a host
of other consequences. As members of this campus community, we are
all committed to not only the academic success of our students,
but also their well-being.
To address this concern, we invite you to complete a 45-minute
interactive online simulation as soon as possible. While the simulation
uses a classroom and office setting, the information and skills
you will learn, apply to faculty and staff. The training will help
- Identify students experiencing high levels of distress
- Approach and discuss your concern with a student in distress
- Make an effective referral to support services (if necessary)
To take the course, follow the instructions below: