Want to learn more about how to effectively RESPOND to a student, staff or faculty member in need of help? The MSU Counseling Center and dean of students office is pleased to announce a free training opportunity for staff and faculty to learn how to better recognize, support and refer someone who needs assistance with mental health concerns Oct. 10-11.
About 1 in 5 of us will experience a diagnosable mental illness this year. All of us experience emotional pain or distress at times in our lives. Most of us want to help yet often feel uncertain about what to do or say. The program provides a basic overview of symptoms often associated with mental health problems and offers an action plan to help you RESPOND effectively. In addition, the course will address campus policies such as FERPA and will review campus and community mental health resources.
Simply being present can change a life
RESPOND is an eight-hour training program (two days, four hours each day) offered at no cost to MSU faculty and staff thanks to generous support from the office of the vice president for student affairs.
RESPOND workshop details:
Date/Time: Oct. 10 8 a.m. – noon, Oct. 11 1 – 5 p.m.
Location: Plaster Student Union, ballroom east
Presenters: Dr. Thomas Lane, dean of students, and Rhonda Lesley, director of the Counseling Center
Register by: Sept. 29
Cancellation deadline: Sept. 30.
Beverages, pastries and snacks will be provided. Participants will receive a certificate of participation.
This training opportunity is open to MSU staff and faculty only at this time. Future courses will be available to other campus community members. Participants must be present both half-days to complete this training.
To register, copy and paste the information below into an e-mail, complete the required information and send to VickiSimons@MissouriState.edu. You will receive a confirmation email within the next business day after you register.
RESPOND Training Registration
Monday, October 10, 2016, 8 am—Noon, & Tuesday, October 11, 1—5 pm,
Plaster Student Union, Ballroom East
Brief description of why you’re enrolling in this training:
(Examples: To recognize mental health issues of students and others; learn the best way to help those who are in need; help in my role as an adviser; seeking general mental health information.
For more information, contact Vicki Simons, administrative assistant for the Counseling Center, at 417-836-5116.