Online Interactive Training for NYC School Personnel

Learn to Recognize Signs of Psychological Distress and Connect Students to Support Services

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At-Risk for Middle School Access Training
At-Risk for High School Access Training


At-Risk for Middle School Educators and At-Risk for High School Educators are research-proven gatekeeper training simulations designed to prepare teachers, administrators and staff to: (1) recognize when a student is exhibiting signs of psychological distress, and (2) manage a conversation with the student with the goal of connecting them with the appropriate support. In these 1-hour online trainings, users enter a virtual environment, assume the role of an educator, and engage in conversations with three emotionally responsive student avatars that exhibit signs of psychological distress, including thoughts of suicide. The training can be taken in more than one sitting.