Kognito is an online, interactive gatekeeper training simulation used at more than 750 campuses nationwide. The University of Maryland Counseling Center and the University Health Center are jointly making this training available to UMD faculty, staff, and students. The 30- to 60-minute self-guided trainings help you talk with students and peers who are exhibiting signs of psychological distress and motivate them to seek appropriate help. Through creative interactive role-play conversations with emotionally responsive avatars, UMD faculty, staff, and students learn about best practices in supporting:
Campus groups may request a 1-hour discussion about the Kognito material after participants view the trainings. These discussion sessions are facilitated by Counseling Center counselors and may be requested by contacting Dr. Rashanta Bledman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following modules will assist you to better identify, support, and refer stressed friends to support services on campus.
In this course, you will learn how to help a fellow Terp who is struggling:
In this course, you will learn how to help create an inclusive campus:
In this course, you will learn how to help your buddies adjust to college life: