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.


CARE Team and 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


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Conflict Styles

This workshop walks participants through identifying the different styles of conflict resolution. Participants will take a quiz to determine their preferred conflict resolution style and will be walked through the situations where each style is most optimally used.

Presented by Student Rights & Responsibilities


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Faith, Trust, & Respect: Fighting Food Insecurity at GW

This session addresses the issue of food insecurity among GW students. The session will raise participants' awareness of the services and resources in place to help members of the GW community who are food-insecure, especially how individuals may sign up to access The Store, GW's food pantry, and how faculty and staff can get involved.

Presented by The Store


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Helping Distressed or Distressing Students, Part I: A Guide for Faculty & Staff

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. Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend this session before attending Part II: Practical Applications.

Presented by Counseling & Psychological Services


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Helping Distressed or Distressing Students, Part II: Practical Application

This session assists participants’ efforts to respond to distressed or distressing students, distinguishing between anxiety, depression, suicidality, or those who may present as aggressive or violent. Participants will focus on practical application by examining scenarios with the facilitator to develop effective responding skills to distressed or distressing students. It is recommended, but not required, to view the session recording for Par I on the REACH website before attending this session.

Presented by Counseling & Psychological Services


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Q&A with a CHC Medical Provider

Hosted by Caroline Kemp, Family Nurse Practitioner at the Colonial Health Center, this session is focused on medical services provided to students and how to access primary care at the CHC. Particpants are encouraged to bring questions they would liketo have answered or scenarios they would like to work through.

Presented by the Colonial Health Center


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SRR: When and How to Report

Join SRR to learn about their philosophy, process, and options for students. We'll cover different types of SRR reports, when to use them, and how to access them. Additionally, we will go over some scenarios of times that you can report to SRR, and strategies for managing conflict that doesn't rise to the level of a report.

Presented by the Student Rights & Responsibilities


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Title IX and Your Role in Creating Protective Environments

In this session, we will explore what Title IX means for the GW community, and the responsibilities and roles that staff, faculty, and admin play in creating safe environments and in responding to disclosures of sexual harassment (including sexual violence, dating and domestic violence, and stalking).

Presented by the Title IX Office


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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


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