Kognito Online Training

Kognito is a free online training simulation course to learn effective techniques to help and refer

Why is it important to use Kognito?

As a friend, family member or UF faculty you may be the first one to notice signs of distress of a student. At UF, it is our shared responsibility to look out for one another and we are here to support you help distressed students.

The UF Counseling and Wellness Center offers a free online resource, Kognito, to help you notice when students show signs of stress, learn how to talk about these signs, practice sharing your concerns, and learn how to motivate them to seek help.

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Kognito is for everyone

For Students

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    30 min training – Users learn about the signs of psychological distress, learn effective techniques in approaching a peer who has shown signs of distress, and through a simulation learn how to check-in with a friend, educate them about available support services and encourage them to make an appointment.

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For Faculty & Staff

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    Supporting Students

    45 min training – Users learn the signs of psychological distress, practice talking with 3 unique virtual students, and learn techniques for referring them to counseling services.

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    Supporting Student Veterans

    30 min training – Users learn about the experience of returning home and to school after military service, practice speaking with a student who is being deployed, and learn how to frame classroom discussions about the military objectively to encourage open discussion.

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    Supporting LGBTQ Students

    30 min training – Users learn to manage classroom discussions in which discriminatory language is used; how to conduct an effective, supportive conversation with a student who discloses an LGBTQ identity; and identify when a student may be distressed and connect them to local support services.

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In Case of an Emergency

If the student you are concerned about is at risk of harming themselves or others please call 911 immediately. Please remember that calling 911 is not a crime and Medical Amnesty policy protects UF students from getting in trouble when there is a medical emergency.

If there is no immediate safety concerns but you are worried about a friend, CWC staff would be happy to provide support you. For a confidential consultation, please call 352-392-1575.

Other Campus Resources

U Matter, We Care is another great on campus resource. When you’re worried about a student or classmate, also consider calling 352-294-CARE (2273) to share your observations with UF Dean of Students Office.