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.
Spring 2021 workshops will be offered via WebEx. Review each workshop below and click the corresponding button to RSVP for an upcoming session. Registrants must be logged into the GW WebEx platform to join the meeting. Any questions related to REACH can be directed to [email protected]
This session provides an overview of GW's COVID-19 response during this unprecedented pandemic. This session will outline the safety protocols in place to keep the community healthy, requirements for faculty, staff, and students, and provide an inside look into GW's success. Participants will also be introduced to the GW CARE Team and the types of support they provide to students affected by COVID-19.
Presented by the DSA Student Support and CARE Team.
Participants will learn about what academic support the CARE Team provides to students and expectations for faculty/staff.
This session aims to assist participants in responding to distressed or distressing students, as all members of the GW community play a central role in student help-seeking efforts. Participants will learn to specifically distinguish between students struggling with the following: anxiety, depression, suicidality, poor contact with reality, substance abuse, eating disorders, or those who may present as aggressive or violent.
Presented by Counseling & Psychological Services.
In this training, the Office of Advocacy and Support will lay the foundation for practices in trauma-informed care in any work setting. The session will include a discussion of trauma at the individual and community levels as well as the impact of secondary trauma on staff and faculty.
Presented by the Office of Advocacy & Support, Division of Safety & Facilities.
Learn the basics of mindfulness and why it is so important from a neurological perspective. Then explore the power of your mind to steer you on a path away from destructive thoughts that rattle the nervous system and toward a path of presence, acceptance, and peace, even amidst life's many challenges. Feel empowered to begin or deepen your mindfulness practice through breath, body, and concentration exercises.
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 GW Store.
We often identify with an innate sense that we are not good enough, successful enough, or worthy of blessings in our life. When we open up to accepting ourselves just as we are, we invite a sense of belonging and find freedom from the “trance of unworthiness." In this session, through accessible mindfulness exercises, build self-compassion and redefine your relationship with yourself, unlocking the doors to unconditional love and kindness.