Sign up for summer Gatekeeper trainings today
Sessions focus on identifying, understanding and referring students who may be at risk for mental-health challenges.
June 15, 2020
Administrators, faculty and staff are often the first point of contact for students experiencing distress and/or mental-health challenges. As such, it’s important to properly prepare employees to administer meaningful and successful interventions in person and online.
Gatekeeper training is one approach to providing individuals and communities with the knowledge and techniques necessary for identifying, understanding and referring students who may be at risk for mental-health challenges. The training is designed by and for the Metropolitan State University of Denver community in lieu of external/unaffiliated training. The program was created collaboratively by the Counseling Center, the Health Center at Auraria and the CARE Team.
Sessions are open to all faculty and staff members who routinely encounter students as part of their work responsibilities. The sessions last for two hours, and advance registration is required. Attendance is specifically encouraged for those with little to no mental-health, crisis- or early-intervention training, but all personnel are welcome. Departments are also encouraged to arrange Gatekeeper training to ensure that all MSU Denver faculty and staff members are prepared to best serve students.
Summer sessions will be held virtually. Registrants will receive an invite through Microsoft Teams.
To learn more, please contact Richard Miccio, clinical-outreach specialist, Health Center at Auraria.
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