Trainings & Certifications

The Wellbeing Center offers training and certification opportunities tailored to SCSU students, faculty, and staff who want to create a culture of care within our community. By participating, you will gain skills and knowledge that will allow you to be better equipped to recognize, respond to, and positively impact the mental and emotional wellbeing of those around you.

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)

In the realm of mental health, knowing how to spot and intervene in a crisis can be pivotal. QPR training equips individuals with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Question a person about potential suicidal thoughts
  • Persuade them to seek and accept help
  • Refer them to appropriate professional resources

By adopting this hands-on, practical approach, participants gain the tools to potentially reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives. 

Audience: Students, Faculty, & Staff
Duration: 90 minutes (in person)
Availability: Sign up for scheduled dates through OwlConnect or email to schedule a private training for a group of 10 or more.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

Mental health is just as crucial as physical health, yet it often goes overlooked and misunderstood. Through MHFA training, participants will:

  • Identify signs and symptoms of mental illness and substance use disorders
  • Understand their impact and appropriate approaches to care
  • Respond effectively and confidently in various scenarios, offering assistance and guidance

Audience: Students, Faculty & Staff
Duration: 7 hours (in person, can be split over two days).
Availability: Sign up for scheduled dates through OwlConnect or email to schedule a private training for a group of 10 or more.

Professional Certification in College Student Wellbeing, Trauma, and Resilience

Florida State University's online course, crafted by the Clearinghouse on Trauma & Resilience within the College of Social Work, is a pivotal step towards creating trauma-informed educational environments. Participants delve deep into factors that influence student resilience and wellbeing, learning to apply trauma-informed principles across campus.

The benefits of this certification include:

  • Gaining a transformative understanding of how trauma can affect the developing brain, interfere with learning, and impact student success.
  • Understanding the components of resilience and how campuses can play a role in building more resilient students.
  • Appreciating how systemic issues such as racism, homophobia, xenophobia, transphobia, and misogyny can impact campus culture and student success.

Audience: Faculty & Staff
Duration: 20 hours (self-paced online course).
Availability: Spaces are limited and granted on a first-come-first-served basis. Email for more information.