Students in Difficulty Series


Advising Students in Academic Jeopardy

Students in academic jeopardy often have a variety of options. This workshop will explore the supports that are available, and the concepts of withdrawal, late withdrawal, academic dishonesty, academic probation and academic suspension.  The role of Trent’s Academic Advisors and Registrar’s Office will also be discussed.


Understanding Mental Health Issues

Universities across Canada have seen an increase in demand for mental health services.  This session will provide an overview of common mental health problems faced by post-secondary students, identifying warning signs, and referring to appropriate resources.


Dealing with Difficult Behaviour

This session will provide an overview of specific strategies and techniques to help you to further develop your skill in dealing with difficult conversations and individuals.  The session will have practical and interactive discussions, exercises and role plays, as well as take-away templates for preparing for difficult conversations.


SafeTALK Suicide Alertness training

SafeTALK trains participants to recognize individuals with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources.  SafeTALK uses four steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keepsafe) to help a person with thoughts of suicide connect with a resource that will keep them keep safe.


Self-care for Student Support Professionals

Working in student support can be rewarding as well as challenging.  Self-care is of the utmost importance to maintain wellness and perspective.  In this workshop, we will discuss techniques for managing self-care and compassion fatigue as well as how to maintain wellness during stressful times.


Bystander Intervention

The bystander effect refers to the concept in which individuals do not offer help to another individual in an emergency.  This workshop explores both personal and social barriers to helping, and offers practical skills to overcome these barriers. We will also cover a range of techniques for intervention and getting assistance in emergency situations. Situations discussed will include bullying, discrimination, sexual assault and hazing.


More Feet on the Ground: Mental Health Awareness

This online educational tool was created by the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) in collaboration with Brock University and the Ontario governement. Using the model, "recognize, respond & refer" this site provides post-secondary community members with information about supporting students with mental health concerns. The site has been customized to contain information relevant to those working at Trent University.

More Feet on the Ground is completed online and can be completed at the participant's desired pace. To complete this training, click the link below. Read through the landing page and register at the bottom right of the page. You will be sent an email to confirm your registration at which point you can login to the site and work through the text and videos. After completing the three quizzes on the site, participants can print a certificate if desired. For those participating in the Student Support Certificate, this online module will be counted toward your certificate once you have completed the quizzes.




Sexual Violence on Campus: Prevention, Intervention and Survivor Support

What would you do if a student informed you they had experienced sexual violence? This session will provide participants with practical strategies to support survivors of sexual violence. We will explore available on-campus and community supports, as well as existing on-campus sexual violence prevention initiatives. Participants should expect to engage in an open discussion about sexual violence, consent and exploring campus and post-secondary sexual culture. 

Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Location: OCA 143

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