Early Intervention & Referral Strategies to Safeguard Your Campus
Of more than 67,000 college students from more than 100 institutions, one in five students have had thoughts of suicide, with 9% making an attempt and nearly 20% reporting self-injury. Further, one in four students reported being diagnosed with a mental illness. *The statistics are staggering. American College Health Association annual surveys continue to report that in the past 12 months, anxiety, depression, and stress are the top impacts to students’ academic performance.
Faculty and staff are uniquely positioned to observe risk factors, triggers and stressors, and warning behaviors that could impact a person’s decision to commit an act of violence towards themselves or others. It also positions them to engage in early intervention and referral, which are essential mitigating factors in preventing acts of violence.
Ongoing campus-wide training on contemporary practices for engaging and referring those who exhibit worrisome behaviors must be audited and conducted.
Gather your colleagues from across campus and join us as our expert presenter discusses the evolving mental health profile of today’s students, including outlining risk factors, triggers and stressors, and warning behaviors, as well as exploring mitigating factors that could help prevent acts of violence on your campus. Evolving mandatory reporting laws and “Red Flag” laws and the importance of community involvement in seeking help for individuals, and respecting their privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties will also be addressed.
Gain practical insight and confidence to recognize and successfully intervene early and effectively. Protect your students and your campus from potential lawsuits, headline news and tragedy.
*Verywell Mind – College Suicide Rates and Statistics, April 26, 2022
As a result of this online training, you will be able to:
- Remain current on contemporary practices for engaging and referring those who exhibit worrisome behaviors – train faculty and staff to recognize risk factors, triggers and stressors, and warning behaviors to intervene and refer at-risk students confidently and effectively.
- Understand the evolving mandatory reporting laws and “Red Flag” laws – protect your students and campus from potential lawsuits, headline news and tragedy.
- Initiate a campus-wide dialogue with faculty, staff, administration, and students on the current mental health crisis and campus policies that address “students of concern” – utilize your threat assessment/behavioral intervention team to appropriately identify and mitigate reasonably foreseeable risks of self-harm or violence to others.
- Examine actual campus cases involving suicide deaths – consider the best postvention practices, navigate the aftermath of a suicide, and apply lessons learned to your institutions response protocols so you can avoid making the same mistakes.
- Engage key campus and community stakeholders to foster a collaborative and supportive environment to assist students in crisis or at risk – increase their awareness so students feel safe, cared for and valued members of the community.
Dr. Meggen Tucker Sixbey is the Assistant Director at the University of Florida’s Police Department, overseeing the Behavioral Services Division which includes mental health support team of clinicians who respond with law enforcement officers to calls that are determined to present as mental health related.
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Included When You Purchase
- 90-minute online session with carefully selected expert(s)
- Unlimited access to view webinar recording on demand
- Materials for your team (handouts, discussion questions, etc.)
- Certificate of completion for each participant
- Weekly newsletter – What's Working on Campus
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