A.I.D. training is offered as part of the More Aware Initiative funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services.

A.I.D. training is a 60-minute in-person mental health awareness training that teaches students, faculty, and staff three steps. 

  • Awareness: how to recognize the signs and symptoms of students in distress
  • Interaction: how to effectively interact with students in distress
  • Direction: how to locate and provide resources to students in distress

Other key components of this training include:

  • Educating trainees on local and national mental health resources
  • Practicing scenarios that trainees may experience
  • Reducing stigma about mental illness and substance use
  • Promoting self-care

Upcoming A.I.D. Training:

Currently no public trainings scheduled

If you are interested in scheduling training, contact Kim Laurene, klaurene@kent.edu.

Three steps to A.I.D. Action Plan Awareness Interaction Direction

Resources:

Resource handout (specific to Kent State University) Resource handout (specific to Medina County Schools) Resource handout (specific to Medina County Community)    Practice A.I.D. using scenarios    Ways to start a conversation