Faculty & Staff

Services & Resources

Consultation

Staff members of CWC are available to consult with UF faculty and staff on issues related to the emotional and psychological well-being of individual students or other members of the university community. In addition to regular mental health consultations, we also provide consultations for those with urgent mental health needs. Please call CWC and indicate that you would like to consult with a provider as a concerned faculty or staff.

If the mental health concern at hand is not related to students and rather personal in nature, we invite you to contact UF Employee Assistance Program (EAP) directly.

Some examples of concerns that can be addressed through a CWC consultation include:

  • Concern about a student in behavioral or emotional distress
  • Responding to a crisis or a sudden change (such as death or illness of a student)
  • Concern about potential threats of violence or self-harm
  • Interpersonal conflict in the classroom
  • Issues that affect the campus climate and student wellness

If you are contacting us to exchange information about a student who is a client in our system, please remember that without a written consent from the student, we cannot acknowledge or deny that we know that person. However, we can always make a record of your concerns in our system and consult with you to identify what you can do next to support your student.

If you are contacting us to report an incident or patterns of distressed, disturbing or disruptive behavior, please also consider contacting UF Dean of Students Office Care Area and ask to speak with a Care Area professional staff.

Trauma Response

After a traumatic event (death, missing persons, major accident, natural disasters etc.), CWC staff is available to meet with students, faculty and staff members to provide consultation, support, intervention and/or referral.

For further information or to request trauma response services, call CWC at 352-392-1575.

Facilitating Student Referral

CWC staff is here to assist you as you refer your student to CWC. Please contact us to get more information and guidance. Also know that you are welcome to walk your student over to CWC for an urgent walk-in consultation and crisis stabilization at one of our two locations during specified walk-in hours.

If you would like to facilitate your students’ referral to a community provider, please visit our Community Providers page. You can also contact CWC and ask to speak with our case manager, Mrs. Ritzy Ettinger, for more information.

Training for Faculty & Staff

CWC provides both online and in-person group trainings for faculty and staff.

Kognito At-Risk is an online simulation training for faculty and staff to enhance your skills to identify, talk to, and refer a student in distress, through interactive role-play. This training takes about 45 minutes to complete, and it is available for you at your convenience without a fee. Two versions are available for faculty and staff:

  •       at-risk Kognito to help general student population
  •       at-risk Kognito to help student veterans

Learn how to start your Kognito At-Risk training.

In-person trainings can be provided for small or larger groups.

Popular trainings include,

  • QPR Suicide Prevention Training
  • “Working with Distressed, Troubled or Disruptive Students”
  • “Effective Listening and Helping Skills”
  • “Mental Health and the College Students”
  • “Crisis Intervention in Higher Education”

Place your training request.

Popular Pages for Faculty & Staff

Worried About a Student? — Learn more about signs of distress, how to approach a student in distress, how to make a referral and how to stay in touch.

Helping a Disruptive Student Learn more about what constitutes disruptive behavior and how to respond to and work with an disruptive student.

Helping Student Veterans — Learn more about our Student Veterans and how to support them effectively.

Crisis Services — Learn what to do if you or your student is having a mental health crisis and need immediate assistance.

Confidentiality — CWC staff is ethically and legally bound to keep student information confidential. Please remember that we cannot acknowledge knowing a certain student or provide information about them without a specific release signed by the student. Yet we can still work with you to guide your process.

Suggested Online Resources

UF Employee Assistance Program

Faculty 911 Guide – Your step by step guide for helping students in distress, from the UF Police Department.

Posts on our blog for Faculty & Staff

Dear UF faculty and staff members, you are in a very special position to support UF students in their academic (as well as personal) journey through higher education.

You get to observe and engage with them in ways no other campus stakeholder can. With that comes the power and ability to make a difference for our students. CWC is here to support you

On this page we have highlighted CWC services and resources for you and other topics that may matter to you as you work with your students.

Dear UF faculty and staff members, you are in a very special position to support UF students in their academic (as well as personal) journey through higher education.

You get to observe and engage with them in ways no other campus stakeholder can. With that comes the power and ability to make a difference for our students. CWC is here to support you

On this page we have highlighted CWC services and resources for you and other topics that may matter to you as you work with your students.

CWC Services & Resources for Faculty & Staff

Consultation

Staff members of CWC are available to consult with UF faculty and staff on issues related to the emotional and psychological well-being of individual students or other members of the university community. In addition to regular mental health consultations, we also provide emergency consultations.

Please visit the consultation page to learn more about this particular service.

Trauma Response

After a traumatic event (death, missing persons, major accident, natural disasters etc.), CWC staff is available to meet with students, faculty and staff members to provide consultation, support, intervention and/or referral.

For further information or to request trauma response services, call CWC at 352-392-1575.

Facilitating Student Referral

CWC staff is here to assist you as you refer your student to CWC. Please contact us to get more information and guidance. Also know that you are welcome to walk your student over to CWC for an emergency walk-in consultation and crisis stabilization at one of our two locations during specified walk-in hours.

If you would like to facilitate your students’ referral to a community provider, please visit our Community Providers page. You can also contact CWC and ask to speak with our case manager, Ms. Ritzy Ettinger, for more information.

Training for Faculty & Staff

CWC provides both online and in-person group trainings for faculty and staff.

Kognito At-Risk is an online simulation training for faculty and staff to enhance your skills to identify, talk to, and refer a student in distress, through interactive role-play. This training takes about 45 minutes to complete, and it is available for you at your convenience without a fee. Two versions are available for faculty and staff:

  •       at-risk Kognito to help general student population
  •       at-risk Kognito to help student veterans

Learn how to start your Kognito At-Risk training.

In-person trainings can be provided for small or larger groups.

Popular trainings include,

  • QPR Suicide Prevention Training
  • “Working with Distressed, Troubled or Disruptive Students”
  • “Effective Listening and Helping Skills”
  • “Mental Health and the College Students”
  • “Crisis Intervention in Higher Education”

Place your training request.

Popular Pages for Faculty & Staff

Worried About a Student? — Learn more about signs of distress, how to approach a student in distress, how to make a referral and how to stay in touch.

Helping a Disruptive Student Learn more about what constitutes disruptive behavior and how to respond to and work with an disruptive student.

Assisting a Student Veteran — Learn more about our Student Veterans and how to support them effectively.

Crisis & Emergency — Learn what to do if you or your student is having an emergency and need immediate assistance.

Confidentiality — CWC staff is ethically and legally bound to keep student information confidential. Please remember that we cannot acknowledge knowing a certain student or provide information about them without a specific release signed by the student. Yet we can still work with you to guide your process.

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Suggested Online Resources

UF Employee Assistance Program

Video for faculty and staff highlighting different campus resources.

Faculty 911 Guide – Your step by step guide for helping students in distress, from the UF Police Department.

Posts on our blog for Faculty & Staff

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