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The RESPOND training will empower you to offer effective support to a student or colleague experiencing mental health problems.

Mental health problems affect each of us. You can take action to RESPOND effectively.

About 1 in 5 of us will experience a diagnosable mental illness this year. All of us experience emotional pain or distress at times in our lives. Most of us want to help yet often feel uncertain about what to do or say. RESPOND will empower you to offer effective support to a student or colleague. The course provides a basic overview of symptoms often associated with mental health problems and offers an action plan to help you RESPOND effectively. The course will address campus policies, such as FERPA, as well as mental health resources.

Simply being present can change a life.

RESPOND is an 8-hour training offered at no cost to UMKC faculty and staff (if you attend) thanks to the generous support from the Curators of the University of Missouri System and the UMKC Vice Provost for Student Affairs.

Contact Dr. Teresa Huff-Pomstra at huffpomstrat@umkc.edu or 816-235-5248 with questions.

Cancellation Policy

The deadline for canceling is 2 days prior to the workshop so that we can attempt to fill your seat or adjust our catering order. If you cancel after the 2-day deadline, your department will be charged $25 to recoup our cost for your seat. If you no-show, your department will be charged $25.

In case of emergent concerns on the day of the training, please notify Suzette Marchbanks at 816-235-1220.

Upcoming Training Dates

Registration is closed at this time. Future dates will be listed here when they are determined.