Today's students face increasing pressures that can lead to emotional distress, depression, anxiety, and even thoughts of suicide. As educators, we can take small steps to make a big difference.
Through a partnership with the Suicide Prevention Alliance of Northern Virginia and Loudoun County's Community Services Board, LCPS has made available Kognito's At-Risk for Middle School, At-Risk for Elementary School, At-Risk for High School Educators, and Step In, Speak Up!, a virtual role-playing simulation to help educators learn to recognize the signs of distress, use conversations to approach a student and discuss our concerns, and, if necessary, refer parents/students to the appropriate resources. The training simulations allow participants to assume the role of an adult interacting with a child or adolescent. The simulations are interactive and dynamic with actions where participants receive real-time feedback on how well they are doing.
Each one-hour online training lets you practice these challenging conversations at your own pace through role-play with emotionally-responsive virtual students. The simulations are being made available at no-cost to LCPS educators.
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