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

Kent State employees that attend A.I.D. Trainings earn one hour of Beyond Compliance.

Upcoming A.I.D. Training:

If you are a KSU student, faculty, or staff and are interested in taking an online A.I.D. training, please register for one of the classes below.

Tuesday February 23 2021, 2:00pm-3:00pm

Tuesday March 16 2021, 2:30pm-3:30pm

Wednesday April 7 2021, 1:00pm-2:00pm

If you have any questions about AID, contact Kim Laurene, klaurene@kent.edu.

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


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