Kognito Interactive is pleased to announce that two of our online training simulations have been added to SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP):
- Family of Heroes – a PTSD & resiliency training simulation for military families developed in collaboration with the Veteran Affairs of NY/NJ
- At-Risk for College Students – a peer support suicide prevention training simulation that is being used by over 100 colleges in 18 states.
These interactive simulations are the first programs listed in NREPP where users learn how to build the skills needed to support those in psychological distress by engaging in virtual role-play conversations with avatars that act and respond like real people. These trainings are part of Kognito’s growing portfolio of health-related training simulations for educators, military personnel and health providers. View demos at www.kognito.com/demos.
In February, Salisbury University introduced Kognito’s online training programs, At-Risk for College Students and At-Risk for Faculty and Staff, to help students who may be suffering from depression. This initiative was recently featured on WMDT, an ABC affiliate.
Anisa Diab, Program Coordinator for Stand4You, says the response to the program has been overwhelming. ”I think one of the most rewarding comments was hearing from one of the staff members that they had an interaction with a student that they were concerned about, and thought about the Kognito training in the back of their mind as they were helping the student,” she says.
Click here to watch Kognito featured on WMDT.
As part of National Prevention Week (May 12-18, 2013), Kognito will be hosting two free webinars:
Gatekeeper Training for School Personnel – Lessons Learned from Four Statewide Initiatives
5/14/13 4 PM – 5 PM EDT
Register to attend: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/484729759
Suicide prevention gatekeeper training for school personnel is increasingly mandated by state legislation and often included as part of statewide suicide prevention strategies. How does this broad and often unfunded mandate get implemented? Hear from several states that have successfully rolled out statewide training programs. Join us for a free, one-hour webinar with experts from Kentucky, Ohio, Oregon and Texas who will share their approaches, lessons learned, and successes in engaging their states in gatekeeper training initiatives.
How to Connect with Student Veterans on Campus
5/16/13 2 PM – 3 PM EDT
Register to attend: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/564484695
While an increasing number of higher education institutions are building and delivering important services to support their military and Veteran students, many of them face a crucial challenge: how to identify those students who are veterans so they can ensure that they are aware of and utilize the available services?
Join us for a free webinar where leading experts from schools around the country will discuss the specific tactics and strategies they are implementing to better identify veterans on their campuses. Speakers include representatives from universities and community colleges in Texas and Florida.
National Prevention Week is a SAMHSA-supported annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues. This observance is an opportunity to join with other individuals, organizations, and coalitions in your community to promote prevention efforts, educate others about behavioral health issues, and create and strengthen community partnerships. You can learn more about National Prevention Week by visiting: http://www.samhsa.gov/preventionweek/
The Virginia Council of Chapters’ quarterly newsletter, The Council Crier, promoted Kognito’s Family of Heroes resiliency training for use by all military and veteran families and friends at no cost across Virginia. The training has been made available by the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program, a part of the Virginia Department of Veteran Services, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Health. Click here to read the article on page 4.
The Virginia Wounded Warrior Program (VWWP) has adopted Family of Heroes for statewide use to help military families handle the challenges of post-deployment life. This initiative was featured on WSLS, an NBC affiliate.
According to the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program, “22% of service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan report symptoms of PTSD or depression but only half seek treatment.” VWWP hopes to combat these issues and to aid their veterans by providing free statewide access to the course.
Click here to watch Family of Heroes featured on WSLS.
The VISN 6 Newsletter, Voices of VISN 6, reports on the availability of Kognito’s Family of Heroes for use by military and veteran families across Virginia. Click here to read the article on page 9. VISN 6 is the VA’s Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network.
Kognito’s line of healthcare training simulations were highlighted today in a post on HealthWorks Collective, in their Mobile Health Around the Globe series. The article, Kognito Simulation Training, specifically features At-Risk in Primary Care, one of our latest healthcare-related programs.
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