What is Kognito?
Kognito is an online training simulation that colleges and universities throughout the United States are using to help students, faculty, and staff recognize and help students who are in distress. Learners become familiar with how to approach at-risk students and make referrals to campus resources for additional aid. Users learn how to identify and connect with students in need of help. Learners gain hands on practice having challenging and sensitive conversations about mental health and then how to refer those in need for more help.
Why is Kognito important?
- Nearly 40% of college students have symptoms of depression that impact their performance
- More than 1,000 suicides occur on U.S. college campuses each year. LGBTQ and veteran students are the highest risks
- Kognito has been found to be quite effective and has increased student referrals to counseling services
- The more informed the El Camino community is, the stronger and safer we are
Kognito Login Instructions
- Click on this link: https://ccc.kognito.com/
- Create an account by following prompts
- Choose "University or College Faculty/Staff" OR "University of College Student/RA"
- Select El Camino
- Once logged in, you can choose the appropriate course you'd like to complete
Kognito Module Descriptions
For Faculty and Staff
- At Risk for Faculty and Staff
- Recognize when a student is exhibiting signs of psychological distress, and manage a conversation with the goal of connecting them with the appropriate campus support service. After completing the simulation, you will be better equipped to: identify warning signs; manage conversations; develop awareness of negative stereotypes and misconceptions about mental distress; understand your school's process for student referral and mental health support services
- LGBTQ on Campus for Faculty and Staff
- Learn to create a more supportive campus culture for LGBTQ students. After completing the simulation, you will be better equipped to: effectively manage classroom discussions in which discriminatory language is used; conduct an effective, supportive conversation with a student who discloses an LGBTQ identity; and identify when a student may be distressed and connect them to local support services.
- Veterans on Campus for Faculty and Staff
- Learn to support student veterans by building military cultural competency. In this virtual practice environment, you’ll engage in simulated conversations with three virtual student veterans, helping each one resolve a challenge they are facing due to their transition. You’ll practice managing a challenging class discussion about conflicts overseas, and approaching and referring a veteran who is exhibiting signs of post deployment stress. Developed in collaboration with the Student Veterans of America.
- At-Risk for Students
- Help a fellow student who may be experiencing emotional stress. In this virtual environment, you'll engage in a series of game-based exercises, including a role-play conversation with a fully animated and emotionally responsive virtual student to better understand how to: recognize signs of emotional stress in a fellow student; approach at-risk students; discuss their concerns; and connect them with resources on and off campus.
- LGBTQ on Campus for Students
- Learn to create a more supportive campus culture for LGBTQ Students. In this virtual environment, you'll engage in a series of game-based exercises, including a role-play conversation with a fully animated and emotionally responsive virtual students to better understand how to: address discriminatory language; respond supportively when a peer comes out as LGBTQ; approach and refer a peer who may be distressed and need additional support.
- Veterans on Campus Peer Program
- Learn to support your buddies as they adjust from military to college life. This simulation will place you in three conversations with emotionally responsive virtual students who face a variety of challenges, including struggles with everyday issues, thoughts of dropping out or suicide, and frustration with non-veteran students or faculty who don't understand a veteran's perspective.