Safety Division Courses and Workshops
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.
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).
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 Shooter Response
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.
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.
Understanding Bias, Microaggressions, and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
We will review concepts related to bias, microaggressions, and the trauma-informed perspective. We will demonstrate how to mitigate bias and help bring our unconscious preconceptions into the open, stressing the importance of moving forward while avoiding the pitfalls of perfectionism and political correctness.