Veterans on Campus for Faculty and Staff

Information

Type:  Program/Practice, Education/Training Program
Organization:  Kognito Interactive
Costs: 

The cost of the Veterans on Campus program depends on the size of the population to which the purchasing institution plans to make the training available, and the amount of time they would like those licenses to be active (e.g., one year). Institution-wide pricing begins at $2,500.

Contact

Ron Goldman, CEO
135 West 26th Street, 12 FL
New York, NY 10001
Voice: 212-675-9234
Fax: 646-217-3677
Email: ron@kognito.com
Website: www.kognito.com
 

Kognito Veterans on Campus for Faculty and Staff is a 30-minute, online, interactive training simulation in which users engage in three simulated experiences that address common challenges affecting student veterans’ ability to succeed in an academic setting. University and college faculty and staff learn how to (1) refer student veterans to appropriate on- and off-campus resources, (2) manage a classroom discussion concerning a veteran-sensitive issue, and (3) speak with a student veteran struggling with psychological distress and academic work and connect them with support services, including mental health services, on and off campus. Veterans on Campus for Faculty and Staff is available from Kognito Interactive for a fee.

Program Objectives

  1. Increased knowledge of the common challenges facing student veterans as they transition from deployment to academic life, including emotional distress.
  2. Increased knowledge of on- and off-campus services, including mental health services, that cater to the needs of student veterans.
  3. Increased motivation to approach a student veteran to discuss their struggles with post-deployment stress and the transition to academic life and to refer them to on- or off-campus support services; increased likelihood of doing so.
  4. Increased knowledge and skills in handling a classroom discussion involving an issue sensitive to veterans, such as politics and the military.

Implementation Essentials

Colleges and universities that use Veterans on Campus for Faculty and Staff should identify on- and off-campus local resources for veterans and ensure that all program participants are aware of these resources.

2012 NSSP Objectives Addressed: 

Objective 5.3: Intervene to reduce suicidal thoughts and behaviors in populations with suicide risk.
Objective 7.1: Provide training on suicide prevention to community groups that have a role in the prevention of suicide and related behaviors.