Kognito "At-Risk" Gate Keeper Training

Kognito is an online training program that uses virtual role-play to help identify and assist at-risk students.  Through simulation of conversations with potentially at-risk students, the program examines common indicators of psychological distress and methods of approaching an at-risk student for referral to General Counseling or Student Health Center.  The goal of the program is to significantly increase the number of people on campus who are trained to identify and motivate help-seeking by students exhibiting signs of psychological distress.  Saddleback launched Kognito training in December 2012.  As of February 11, 2013, 38 people completed the For University & College Faculty module, 70 people completed the Friends in College module, and 41 people completed the Veterans on Campus module. 

It is important to note that Kognito training is also being provided to our Associated Student Government and student club members.  This additional training of student leaders provides a unique opportunity for intervention to occur at the student level, before it becomes a full-blown crisis.  Their intervention is more likely to be addressed long before the crisis has reached the level of faculty and mental health professionals.  Earlier intervention may potentially reduce the extent of damage if the crisis is on-going for long periods of time and intensity.

To access the online training, please use the following information: 

FOR FACULTY & STAFF:

Our college community is becoming increasingly aware of the amount of stress our students are experiencing and its negative impact on their health and academic performance. To address this concern, we have adopted an online training simulation that will assist faculty and staff to better identify and refer these students to support services on campus.  Saddleback College highly recommends that you take this 45 minute course, which is already in use at over 270 colleges and universities.

To take the course, follow the instructions below:

Kognito at-risk fac/staff

If you experience any technical difficulties, please email support@kognito.com

 

FOR FACULTY & STAFF SUPPORTING VETERANS:

Saddleback College is becoming increasingly aware of the unique challenges facing our returning student veteran population, and the negative impact it has on their health and academic performance.  To address this concern, we have adopted an online training simulation that will assist faculty and staff to better support our student veterans. In this 30 minute course, you will learn how to manage a class discussion around a veteran-sensitive topic, what resources are available on-campus for student veterans, and how to help a student veteran who is struggling in class.

To take the course, follow the instructions below:

Kognito at-risk vets

If you experience any technical difficulties, please email support@kognito.com