“At-Risk” Training Requirement
Jodi D. Gentry, Vice President for Human Resources
Kognito’s “At-Risk for Faculty and Staff” training course is designed to help us all improve our mental health literacy, notice when students show signs of stress, learn how to talk about these signs, practice sharing concerns, and motivate students to seek help. While not all faculty and staff will regularly interact with students in the one-on-one way depicted in the training, it is important for all of us recognize signs of distress and guide students to resources that can support them.
At the beginning of this year, we asked all faculty to complete the “At-Risk” training course. This week, any faculty who have not yet completed the course as well as all staff will receive an email from myTraining prompting them to complete this required training by October 30. This effort is also being undertaken by UF’s colleagues at other state universities at the request of Florida’s Board of Governors in order to collectively improve our ability to work with students in crisis.