Safety Division Courses and Workshops
Colleges and Universities
Each of our offerings can customized to your institution and your specific training needs. Most can be offered in person, live online, or as asynchronous courses.
Gender Expression: Understanding Pronouns in the Classroom and Workplace
This workshop is about learning the terminology that relates to gender identity and learning about other perspectives and world views relating to gender. Whether you are new to these ideas or simply want to learn more, we have a place for you in our classes. This training is not about shame, blame, forced change, demanded acceptance, or agreement. Our workshops have been designed to foster engagement for the purpose of connection, belonging, and safety for all groups of people.
Having the Hard Conversations
This workshop will review a wide range of challenging topics that are being addressed in our society including political divides, mask and vaccine mandates, social justice movements, defund the police, abortion, antisemitism, and LGBTQI+ rights. We will offer a structured approach to engage in these topics with an eye towards civility, respect and principled debate.
Helping Suicidal Community Members
This workshop will review the importance of looking for signs and symptoms of suicidal behavior and understanding how best to help them access services. Particular attention will be given to treatment resistant individuals (e.g., those who do not wish to attend counseling) and groups that historically have underutilized services (e.g., LGBTQ+, African Americans).
How Worried Should I Be?: Understanding Social Media, Email and Student Writing
Drawing from their book, An Educators Guide to Assessing Threats in Student Writing, Dr. Van Brunt and Jeff Solomon will teach participant what to look for when viewing written and video content that may occur on social media, over email or in creative writing assignments.
Impact vs Intent: Understanding Microaggressions and Bias
This workshop will provide an opportunity to better understand will define microaggressions, the unconscious manifestations of privilege that contain the potential to impact marginalized groups further negatively, using examples related to gender, culture, race/ethnicity, mental health, generational differences, physical disability, and sexual orientation.
MERIT Active Assailant Training
This 4- or 8-hour training program is specifically designed to train participants on how to increase their chance of survival in an active shooter incident. It builds onto and works with the successful program of RUN-HIDE-FIGHT. MERIT focuses on instilling the mindset of recognizing and moving away from the violence and giving participants a plan of action.
Managing Mental Illness
This workshop will offer practical guidance on the topics of managing mental illness concerns related to suicide and trauma. We will address common challenges when working with students and community members who experience severe, pervasive, and persistent mental illness and understanding the range of referral and treatment from outpatient therapy to inpatient treatment.
Attending to potential safety and security concerns in the community, workplaces, and schools is the best way to get out ahead in front of violence, crime, assault, threat, and danger. This practical and engaging workshop brings the principles of situational awareness into the hands of participants, giving them the skills needed to stay safe.
Suicide and Underserved Populations
In this workshop, we will address the specific challenges faced by underserved populations related to mental health treatment and suicide prevention. Our speakers will address challenges faced by underserved populations such as Latino, Black, Asian, and non-traditional students, with special attention to the LGBTQI+ community.