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.
Thursday, September 7th 12-1pm
Thursday, October 26th 12-1pm
Thursday, November 30th 12-1pm
- 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.
Wednesday, September 13th 12-1pm
Wednesday, October 11th 12-1pm
Wednesday, November 15th 12-1pm
- 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.
Thursday, August 31st 12-1pm
Thursday, September 28th 12-1pm
Monday, October 23rd 12-1pm
Thursday, November 9th 12-1pm
- 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.
Wednesday, September 21st 12-1pm
Tuesday, October 10th 12-1pm
Thursday, October 19th 12-1pm
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.
- 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.