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Skills Training and Prevention

Academic Year 2020-2021

Training Offerings

This academic year will present no shortage of challenges for our students, staff, and faculty. The Office of the Dean of Students is here to provide training and information around barriers to success our students will be facing. Please review the training options below and email deanofstudents@boisestate.edu with questions.

Please note: All trainings and workshops will be only offered in online formats this year.

Academic Integrity Workshop

The Online Academic Integrity Workshop supports stronger student understanding of academic integrity and academic misconduct at Boise State. Common scenarios regarding the most frequent form of academic misconduct (cheating, plagiarism, and unauthorized collaboration) are followed by self-check quizzes that ask students to identify academic misconduct as well as alternative actions and strategies that uphold academic integrity. This workshop is offered asynchronously through Blackboard and can be assigned to groups of students. 

Suggested for: Any courses in which faculty want to instill a stronger culture of academic integrity

Estimated time: 1 hour

Learn more about the Online Academic Integrity Workshop

Academic Integrity Training – Online Classroom Visit

A representative from the Academic Integrity Program can visit your online class to discuss with students the Student Code of Conduct, why academic integrity matters, and strategies and practices that students should exercise in order to ethically uphold academic integrity. This presentation can be customized to meet faculty specifications and connect academic integrity concepts specifically to the course and/or students’ field of study.

Suggested for: Any courses in which faculty want to instill a stronger culture of academic integrity

Estimated time: 30 minutes – 1 hour

Request an Academic Integrity Online Classroom Visit

Basic Needs of Students

This presentation will provide a brief overview of research and data related to food and housing insecurity among college students. Additionally, information on what Boise State is doing to address combat this pandemic and ways that you can help reduce stigma and get students connected with resources. 

Suggested for: Students, faculty, staff

Estimated time: 1 hour

Request a Basic Needs Presentation

Campus Assessment, Resource, and Education (CARE)

A broad overview of the CARE program including purpose/mission, data and trends, how to report concerns, what to report, and the process and actions that might take place after a CARE alert is submitted. 

Suggested for: Students, faculty, staff

Estimated time: 30 minutes – 1 hour

Request a CARE Presentation

Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) – Screener Tool

This training will provide a brief overview of data on suicide and a screener tool that participants can use to evaluate the level of risk for suicide. Participants will leave this training with an understanding of the prevalence of suicide, how to administer the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale Screener Tool, and how to effectively refer to appropriate resources.

Suggested for: Student leaders, faculty, staff

Estimated time: 1 hour

Request a C-SSRS Training

Dean of Students (DOS) Support Services for Students Overview

Brief program descriptions of student programs/services offered through our office.

Suggested for: Students, faculty, staff

Estimated time: 30 minutes

Request a DOS Student Support Services Presentation

Kognito Simulation Module

The Kognito simulation module helps you identify when to be concerned, walks you through practical conversational tips, and gives you the opportunity to practice encouraging friends to seek help when they are experiencing mental health issues and/or are seriously considering suicide.

Suggested for: Students, faculty, staff

Estimated time: 30-45 minutes

Learn more about the Kognito Simulation Module

Kognito Follow Up Workshop

This workshop is intended to be an opportunity for students, staff, or faculty to process the experience of completing the virtual Kognito training. This workshop promotes conversation around key takeaways from the training, personal reactions and insight gained, discussion around boundaries, and time to ask questions of our Office of the Dean of Students staff.

Suggested for: Students, faculty, staff who have completed the Kognito simulation module

Estimated time: 30 minutes – 1 hour

Request a Kognito Follow Up Workshop

Peers Supporting Peers: Trauma Informed Support for Student Leaders

This workshop is intended for all student leaders on campus as a part of a campus-wide initiative to create a trauma-informed campus. This training asks student leaders to spend 30 minutes completing the virtual Kognito training prior to attending the Peers Supporting Peers training. During the training, student leaders will learn what trauma is, their role as a trauma-informed Boise State University representative, and a basic framework for how to offer trauma-informed support while staying within their scope of practice.

Suggested for: All student leaders, student organizations, student clubs, etc.

Estimated time: 30 minutes prior to training for Kognito and 1 hour for the synchronous Peer-to-Peer training.

Request a Peers Supporting Peers Training

Responding to Students in Distress

Overview of campus resources aimed at supporting our students who display distressing behavior or communication and how to connect to those resources. 

Suggested for: Student leaders, faculty, staff

Estimated time: 1 hour

Request a Responding to Students in Distress Workshop

Suicide Intervention Skills Workshop

Conversational tips to use with students, faculty, staff experiencing mental health issues and suicidality, as well as how to refer and/or conduct a warm hand off to campus resources like University Health Services or other off campus providers. 

Suggested for: Any student, staff, or faculty group interested in learning about suicide prevention and providing referrals to those experiencing suicidality.

Estimated time: 1 hour

Request a Suicide Intervention Skills Workshop