CTS can provide a wide range of programming (e.g., presentations, trainings) for faculty and staff, at other offices and campus locations. The following are examples of topics that may be addressed:
To inquire about potential programming for yourself or your staff/group, please complete the Outreach Request Form or call our office at 940-565-2741 and require to speak with someone about scheduling an outreach program. Additionally, please watch for brochures or flyers around campus that indicate when programming is available.
Counseling and Testing Services has partnered with academic departments on campus in an effort to provide campus wide suicide training. CTS was awarded a grant to provide training in suicide prevention for the UNT campus. This training is offered to individuals and groups who are interested and frequently interact with students to enable them to intervene and provide suicide intervention if necessary.
QPR (Questions, Persuade, Refer) is a training program that is available for all groups or individuals on campus who need or want to know more about how to talk to students about this critical life-saving topic. People trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis. The program teaches how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. This is a two-hour practical training training that provides participants with the basic tools and knowledge so they can be effective if they were ever faced with this type of situation.
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Workshop) is a two-day workshop designed for members of all care giving groups, which on campus may be advisors, faculty, and staff who may be considered front line caregivers. This highly experiential training program enhances participants skills to intervene until either the immediate risk of suicide is reduced, or additional life-assistance resources can be found. It may be compared to basic CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) program of the American Heart Association. You could say that it provides caregivers with first aid skills.
It is our goal to equip as many UNT staff, faculty, students and concerned others as possible to help intervene and save our students lives.