REACH Program


REACH Program

Designed for GW faculty and staff, the Raise Up GW REACH program seeks to build student Resilience by promoting Engagement with and Access to Campus Health and well-being resources. Faculty and staff have the opportunity to engage in workshops that will provide information about student well-being trends, availability of services, and how to make appropriate referrals to those services.

All faculty and staff are invited to register for REACH sessions.


REACH Incentive Program:

We will be offering four different REACH workshops throughout the Fall 2024 semester. Attending these trainings will teach you the skills to confidently and effectively work with students in crisis and refer them to the appropriate support. As part of our thank you for supporting student wellbeing, we are offering an incentive program to participants.

Our Student Wellbeing Champions

If you attend all 4  REACH sessions this semester, you will receive a "Student Wellbeing Champion" certificate and a catered lunch with other champions.

Our Student Wellbeing Advocates

If you attend 3 REACH sessions this semester, you will receive a mini prize box with wellbeing swag.

Our Student Wellbeing Allies

If you attend 2 REACH sessions, you will receive a Raise Up GW sticker.

Our Student Wellbeing Supporters

If you attend 1 REACH session, you will receive our appreciation!

Upcoming Fall 2023 REACH Sessions:

Navigating the CARE Referral Process

This session offers a space for faculty and staff to learn more about the CARE team, and how CARE referrals are assigned for further support and outreach. Participants in this session will be able to learn more about the various campus partners in the CARE team, and work together to creatively develop support strategies for commonly received CARE referrals. Presented by Student Support.

Dates offered:

Thursday, September 7th 12-1pm

Thursday, October 26th 12-1pm

Thursday, November 30th 12-1pm

Register here!

Helping Distressed or Distressing Students

This session provides an overview of recognizing and responding to student mental health concerns. The session aims to assist in participants’ efforts to respond to distressed or distressing students, as all members of the GW community play a central role in student help-seeking efforts. Although participants are never expected to provide counseling, it can be helpful to understand the critical role each member of our campus community can play in responding to student problems, be familiar with the signs that indicate a student is in need of help / support, and understand the steps in making appropriate referrals. This session will specifically distinguish between students struggling with the following: anxiety, depression, suicidality, poor contact with reality, substance abuse, eating disorders, or who may present as aggressive or violent. Presented by Counseling & Psychological Services.

Dates offered:

Wednesday, September 13th 12-1pm

Wednesday, October 11th 12-1pm

Wednesday, November 15th 12-1pm

Register here!

QPR: Suicide Prevention Training

Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor. Presented by Counseling & Psychological Services & Student Support.

Dates offered:

Thursday, August 31st 12-1pm

Thursday, September 28th 12-1pm

Monday, October 23rd 12-1pm

Thursday, November 9th 12-1pm

Register here!

Trauma-Informed Care

This training will lay the foundation for practices in trauma-informed care in any work setting. It will also discuss trauma at the individual level, community level, as well as the impact of secondary trauma on staff and faculty. Presented by the Office of Advocacy & Support.

Dates offered:

Wednesday, September 21st 12-1pm

Tuesday, October 10th 12-1pm

Thursday, October 19th 12-1pm

Register here!

Additional University Resources for Faculty & Staff

Instructional Core Workshops

The Instructional Core, a part of Libraries & Academic Innovation, provides comprehensive, integrated solutions for instructors in search of teaching solutions. If you need feedback on assignment or syllabus design, advice on teaching methods, or ideas for new activities, consider booking a consultation with the Instructional Core. All sessions are free to GW students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Explore Upcoming Sessions

The GW Writing Center

The GW Writing Center’s services are not only for students. They offer specialized support and resources for faculty members including class visits and special consultations to help faculty plan written assignments for the semester. Visit the University Writing Program's Faculty Resources page for guidance on designing writing courses, utilizing librarian partnerships and hiring student workers for writing-intensive classes.

Visit the GW Writing Center