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 to 90 minute mental health awareness training that teaches students, faculty, and staff three steps. Training can be taught in-person ro virtually.

  • 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:

Monday, Dec. 7, 2-3 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 9, noon-1 p.m.

If you have any questions about AID, 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