Caltech Connect Training
Caltech Connect training is a 2-hour interactive experience designed to give participants practical skills for having supportive conversations and making referrals to resources for those in crisis. Caltech Connect training is based on the Campus Connect program developed by Syracuse University. While a substantial portion of the training is dedicated to suicide prevention and statistics related to the mental health of college students, the skills presented are applicable to a wide range of concerns.
Facilitators work with participants to enable role-play within a safe and contained environment. Caltech Connect is highly interactive, as participants engage in multiple exercises throughout the training to increase both their skills and awareness concerning the emotional intensity of responding to suicidal college students. The training culminates with a role play, in which participants are given the opportunity to practice the skills they are taught during the course of the training.