Racial Equity Training
These two-day trainings help to provide talking points, historical factors and an organizational definition of racism. Organizations are often working in very intentionally civil ways yet operating from multiple understandings that rely more on personal feelings and popular opinion than facts about racism. This creates complications to the goal of eliminating racial and ethnic disparities and producing equitable outcomes.
The goals of these trainings is to gain a deeper awareness of personal ideas, stereotypes, and assumptions related to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and allied (LGBTIQA) students, an increased comfort level in addressing concepts and language regarding LGBTIQA communities with the university community and with individuals, an increased awareness of services on campus that support LGBTIQ and allied individuals, and build a network of community and campus staff, faculty, and students to support people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions on campus.
For questions please contact this HPDP staff member who has attended these trainings: Molly De Marco
Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to the risk factors and warning signs of mental health and addiction problems, builds an understanding of the importance of early intervention, and identifies common supports. This 8-hour course uses skills practice and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health or substance use crisis through a 5-step action plan, with the ultimate goal to connect persons to appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia. Participants are introduced to local and national mental health resources, support groups, and online tools for mental health and addictions treatment and support.