I CAN HELP
Mental HEALTH LITERACY, COMPASSION, Suicide Risk, BASIC NEEDS
& TARGETED STUDENT SUCCESS FOR Faculty, Staff, and Students
Programs such as I CAN HELP are designed for students, faculty, staff, and other non-mental health professionals and are sometimes called gatekeeper training. This program has no ongoing licensing fees and has versions designed both for faculty/staff and students:
Some campus choose to incorporate either the essentials or student skills course as part of a longer training that includes other topics (e.g. expanded basic needs content, sexualized-violence prevention, mental health resources overview, etc.)
Materials are available for educational use at no cost (simply fill out the form below to receive everything you need), and train-the-trainer programs can be arranged for those who want more support. Please see below for more details and information on scheduling a train-the-trainer event.
You're free to download and use the materials; I ask that you please add your name and e-mail here to ensure you are notified of updates and are always using the current version.
I CAN HELP Content Overview (PDF) | This two page summary of the content areas is useful as an overview of the topics covered, to share with others if you are considering using the program on your campus, or to distribute when advertising a training event. You may also wish to direct them to this page, or share the table of contents from the full training manual.
I CAN HELP Training Manual (PDF)
The approximately 170-page manual is designed to allow individuals with a wide range of backgrounds, including therapists, health educators, academic leaders, teaching and learning centers, and residence life or student affairs professionals at all levels, to provide the training to student, faculty, or staff audiences. The manual is not designed to be distributed to a wide participant audience. A link to the full training manual and other materials will be e-mailed directly to you after completing the form below.
I CAN HELP Data Worksheet
The Data Worksheet makes it easy to quickly share key data relevant to your campus AND provides guidance on where to find campus specific micro-norms in widely used national data sets.
I CAN HELP Participant Handouts (PDF)
Designed for distribution to participants every time you have an event. Printing instructions, if needed, for the handouts are included near the end of the training manual. The Participant Handouts packet includes the following:
Learning Outcomes Inventory
General Feedback Form
Interactive Scenario Sets 1-3
Quick Reference Guide Template you can easily customize
Three sets of ready-to-use presentation slides are available to trainers, one one set for the 90 Minute Essentials, and one for Student Skills, and an Advanced Set that includes optional modules on specific topics you can easily insert as you choose. Please simply complete the quick form below to receive all of these materials.
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