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West Valley College is becoming increasingly aware of the amount of stress our students are experiencing and its negative impact on their health and academic performance. Student veterans and LGBTQ students may be facing additional challenges.
To address this concern, a suite of online training simulations has been developed that assist faculty, staff, and students to better identify, support, and refer these students to support services on campus.
Click on a link below to explore these fun trainings:
For Faculty & Staff For Students
At-Risk for Faculty & Staff teach users to identify, approach and connect students to campus support services. The program facilitates student retention, academic performance, and the overall safety of students, faculty and the entire campus community.
At-Risk for Students shows students how to have challenging conversations with friends and peers around mental health and how to motivate them to seek help from campus support services. This program is included in the SAMHSA National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
LGBTQ on Campus for Faculty & Staff creates a more tolerant and inclusive campus for all students. Users gain hands-on practice managing the challenging conversations surrounding issues of sexual orientation and gender identity, and master skills necessary to connecting students to help.
LGBTQ on Campus for Students teach users how to respond to biased comments, support a student who comes out, recognize signs of psychological distress and how best to connect students to appropriate campus resources.
Veterans on Campus for Faculty & Staff helps faculty and staff in understanding the needs, experiences and cultural issues affecting student veterans as they transition to college life.
Veterans on Campus: Peer to Peer is a mentoring program for fellow veterans on campus. In this program users engage in conversations with virtual students to address issues that might arise while transitioning to college life and gain skills in supporting and referring fellow veterans to appropriate support resources.