Outreach presentations and/or Tabling events may be requested by OUAZ faculty and staff members, academic departments, student groups and others in the OUAZ community. Programs can range in length (i.e. 15 min to 1.5 hours) and are usually conducted at a campus location. There is no fee for an outreach event presented by the Counseling Center. Presentations can be tailored to meet specific needs of an audience. Ideally, please provide at least 2-3 weeks’ notice.
**For presentation/tabling event requests, please contact the OUAZ Counseling Center and/or the Student Affairs office**
- Brief Mental Health Presentations (15-30min)
- OUAZ counseling services overview (auto incorporated into ‘Intro to Academy’ classes)
- Topics of faculty and staff’s choice (i.e. Fear of public speaking, Time management, Study skills, Stress management, Conflict and resolution, Healthy relationships, Mindfulness, etc)
- QPR Suicide Prevention Training (1h)
- Recognize the warning signs of suicide and learn the QPR method (Question, Persuade, Refer) of suicide prevention. Explore common myths and misconceptions about suicide.
- OUAZ Mental Health 101: "Signs & Symptoms, Support & Services" (1.5h)
- Signs and symptoms of different mental health issues
- How to address with students and provide support
- When and how to refer for services
Faculty and staff may contact the Counseling Center for Consultation, Support and Resources regarding their students throughout the academic year.
In addition, the Counseling Center can assist faculty and staff in responding in the hours/days following an emergency. Depending on the nature of the incident, individuals who are directly affected may be supported by the CARE Team and referred to services at the Counseling Center. In other situations, the Counseling Center may recommend a group intervention. Some of the benefits of a group “debriefing” is reduction of acute distress, increased group member cohesion, and fostering of resilience. In addition, the facilitators can identify participants in need of further support and assistance. Attendance at such interventions should be voluntary. Counseling Center staff will collaborate with faculty and staff to make an informed decision as to which type of intervention would be most appropriate for affected individuals.
In some situations, Counseling Center staff may be requested to be present when university staff or faculty share news of a traumatic event with students in a classroom or residence hall. In such cases, the counselor is available primarily to support any person who may have difficulty when receiving the news.