Among the many student services Health and Wellness provides are trainings, including those listed below. (Safe Zone, StepUP, QPR, Mental Health First Aid, Vet-Net Ally, Healthy Relationships, Consent). Participants in these trainings can generally expect to enter into a safe and inclusive environment where they can feel comfortable expressing themselves, asking questions, and learning without judgment.
In addition, participants are asked to enter with an open and respectful mind, ready to learn. Training lengths vary anywhere from 1-8 hours depending upon topic and number of participants. To find out more about duration and what to expect specifically, from each training, please see individual training descriptions below.
The following trainings are provided each semester and are available upon request:
A Pro-social behavior and bystander intervention program that educates students to be proactive in helping others by teaching different intervention styles and giving us the tools to do so. This training teaches participants to identify potential problems and intervene in a smart and safe way to prevent them from happening and from becoming worse. It received a NASPA Gold award and recently was identified as a ‘Best Practice’ by the NCAA Sports Science Institute of national and international scholars.
Safe Zone is a nation-wide program committed to helping campuses around the United States create and promote safer, more welcoming, and accepting environments for everyone, including members of the LGBTQ+ community. By becoming affiliated with Safe Zone, you are identifying yourself as a resource for students, staff and faculty who may or may not be associated with the LGBTQ+ community. Those who complete a Safe Zone training will receive a placard that can be used to mark themselves as a Safe Zone or LGBTQ+ Ally. This means that you and/or your location is a safe space and you contribute to a more inclusive and equitable campus through ensuring the safety and support of each individual.
Question. Persuade. Refer. Three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor. QPR can be learned in our Gatekeeper course in as little as one hour.
Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders in your community.
- Adult mental health first aid
- Mental Health first aid for higher education
- Mental health first aid for public safety
- Mental health first aid and CIT training
- Mental health first aid for military members, veterans, and their families
- Youth mental health first aid
- Mental health first aid for older adults
The VET NET Ally program (veteran network ally) was developed at CSU, Long Beach as a faculty and staff awareness program designed to
- educate members of the university community
- foster a supportive campus atmosphere, and
- establish a network of visible Allies for veterans.
The Healthy Relationships training first, aims to educate on different types of relationships and what a healthy relationship looks like versus what it does not. Then, participants will learn more about what it means to have a healthy relationship and why it’s important, how to establish and maintain a healthy relationship and prevent unhealthy ones, as well as recognize unhealthy relationships and what to do if you or someone you know is in one. This training focuses on key parts of a healthy relationship and covers common Title IX themes such as relationship and sexual violence, legal implications, and consent.
This training gives participants with the education, skills and opportunity to understand and practice consent as well as comprehend and consider its importance. Participants learn good communication as well as clearly outlined boundaries, guidelines, mutual respect, positive intervention, and risks and consequences to prevent potential issues. This is part of a title IX mandate and incorporates the social norm and bystander intervention theory so that students learn to recognize difficult situations and possible ways of stepping in if others need help.