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Recognizing and Connecting with Students in Distress

The TLC is partnering with Health and Counseling to help faculty and staff recognize students in distress and translate those skills to remote learning situations. We are using a "flipped classroom" model and asking participants to complete Kognito At-Risk (an online simulation that lets you practice conversations with virtual students so you'll know what to say in real life) prior to the July 8 TLC session.

On July 8, we will facilitate a debriefing and discussion at 1:00pm to offer context to the experience and discuss real-life situations you've encountered.

To Complete Kognito Training

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Create an account with your name, email address, and a password.
Enter the enrollment key for Faculty/Staff: *Please email or see Jan 29 email from TLC to get the key.

Webinar Description

In this period of increased stress and trauma, how do we ensure our students are learning? How do we balance and promote our own mental health and well being? How do we support positive mental health and well being for our students? Now more than ever, faculty are one of the main (and perhaps, sometimes, only) touch points for our students, and teaching & supporting them in a remote environment presents additional challenges. This session will provide tangible resources to notice signs of distress, use techniques to discuss your concerns, and refer students to appropriate resources when necessary.  

Presenters: Dave Parfitt (Teaching and Learning Center) and Laura Swanson (Health and Counseling)

Note: we will open the Zoom link below at noon on July 8 for people to also complete Kognito for those who have not done so prior to that time.

Zoom link: Please email or see Jan 29 email from TLC to get the Zoom meeting link.

Wednesday, July 8 at 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Target Audience

Faculty & Staff


Health & Wellness


Virtual Event

Teaching & Learning Center, Health & Counseling
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