PACS attempts to meet the emotional and mental health needs of the campus community by reaching out to those who may not seek counseling services. Our outreach activities include educational programs and classes, committee participation and clinical consultation. Staff members are available to consult with faculty, staff, parents, or students who may be concerned about a student. Assistance in crisis management and guidelines for referrals are available.
- Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) :PACS offers a Critical Incident Stress Debriefing ( CISD) to any individuals or groups in the university community that have experienced a traumatic event or difficult situation (untimely deaths, illnesses, losses etc. ). A debriefing process provides a format in which students/staff/faculty can discuss their feelings and reactions to this event, thus reducing the stress that results from exposure to incidents The purpose of the debriefing group is to assist in mitigating long-term emotional trauma. It is not a counseling or therapy group but a structured group offering that gives individuals a voice around the trauma or situation. A CISD is best done 48-72 hours after the crisis and typically lasts 2 hours.
- Dealing With People Who Are Difficult to Manage: This workshop will help faculty/staff better understand and manage individuals who are agitated, threatening, entitled, depressed, sad and/or potentially violent. Learn the skills to intervene with these individuals as well as self care strategies. This program is customized for your office or department and lasts either ninety minutes or two hours.
Microaggressions: Subtle but Detrimental: This is a professional development opportunity for UNH faculty and staff to develop a deeper understanding and an increased awareness of the serious impact of microaggressions. Microaggressions are subtle statements and behaviors that unconsciously communicate denigrating messages to persons with oppressed social identities. This training explores the danger of microaggressions and the cumulating effects on those being discriminated against, as well as the psychological dilemmas experienced by both the perpetrators and the recipients of microaggressions. This one-and-an-half hour training is designed to be didactic, interactive, and experiential. The goal is to help faculty and staff better understand the importance of these issues by increasing self-awareness of their experiences, behaviors, and interactions with students from these often silenced communities.
Identifying At Risk Students: This program explores the signs and cues of students who might be "at risk" of harming themselves or others in their community. It can be completed in an hour but an hour and a half is preferable. It is basic and very informative.
- Assertive Communication
- Eating Concerns
- Embracing Diversity
- Stress Management
- Suicide Assessment and Prevention
Anyone who is concerned about an individual or group of particular students is urged to contact PACS for consultation. You may also want to view our Referral Guide for students, faculty and staff.
Also, please consider taking the suicide prevention program, Kognito: http://www.unh.edu/pacs/kognito
If you are interested in requesting any of the above outreach programs from PACS, please click on the following form and then email it to Irma.Krupic@unh.edu . We are also open to considering offering other workshops and please contact Irma.Krupic@unh.edu for these proposals as well. Please read the statement regarding outreach services before making a request.