Welcome

Massasoit Community College, The Dean of Students Office, and BAMSI invite you to participate in this upcoming Spring Training Series.


Session 1

The Dean of Students Office: A Critical Student Resource

Faculty and staff are invited to this overview of the Dean of Students Office and CARE Team.
 
Following this training, participants will:

  • Be able to identify campus and community referral resources for students of concern;
  • Recognize reporting obligations related to student issues;
  • Be aware of appropriate boundaries of information-sharing (FERPA);
  • Demonstrate understanding of protocols for addressing concerns; and
  • Be able to identify campus and community referral resources for students of concern.

February 6
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Professional Development Center - B546
Lunch will be provided. Space is limited.
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Session 2

Understanding Student Mental Illness: A Brief and Practical Review

Facilitated by our partners from BAMSI, this session aims to increase knowledge and understanding of mental illness and major mental health disorders by exploring mental health stigma and its impact on individuals with mental health disorders.
 
Following this training, participants will:

  • Be able to define mental illness;
  • Better understand major mental health disorders;
  • Identify signs and symptoms of major mental health disorders;
  • Gain an understanding of societal stigma associated with having a major mental health disorder (barriers to care, fear, culture, etc); and
  • Be able to identify campus and community referral resources for students of concern.

February 13 (Snow Day - February 20)
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Professional Development Center - B546
Lunch will be provided. Space is limited.
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Session 3

Responding to Student Mental Illness: A Brief and Practical Review

Facilitated by our partners from BAMSI, using real-life examples from staff experience at Massasoit, participants will learn to recognize behavioral and narrative signs of safety risk, suicidality, and homicidality. Participants will learn how to distinguish between circumstances that require immediate crisis interventions distinct from circumstances that require non-emergent referral to Dean of Students at Massasoit.

Following this training, participants will:

  • Be able to identify mental health crisis;
  • Identify signs and symptoms of suicidal/homicidal individuals;
  • Take action when an individual discloses suicidal/homicidal thoughts or ideations; and
  • Be able to identify campus and community referral resources for students of concern.

March 6 (Snow Day - March 7)
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Professional Development Center - B546
Lunch will be provided. Space is limited.
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Session 4

Managing Student Mental Health: From Recognition to Integration

Facilitated by our partners from BAMSI, this training is designed to increase participants’ understanding and knowledge of mental health crisis. This full-day session may be used for professional development.
 
Following this training, participants will:

  • Recognize need for emergency mental health services;
  • Be aware of how to access emergency services (MCI & ESP);
  • Be aware of how to make a non-emergency referral;
  • Understand the journey of individuals who have experienced a mental health crisis (referrals, waitlists, hospitalization, discharge, and community reintegration); and
  • Be able to identify campus and community referral resources for students of concern.

March 12 (Snow Day - March 19)
or
March 21 (Snow Day - March 27)
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Professional Development Center - B546
Space is limited. Choose one session. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
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Training Sessions 2, 3, and 4 will be facilitated by

Dr. Russell Livingston

Dr. Russell Livingston
BAMSI’s Director of Psychiatry

Dr. Livingston is board certified in child and adult psychiatry. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 33 years. He completed his fellowship at Cambridge Hospital and currently provides consultation to several agencies, including the May Institute, Amego Inc., area public schools, and several BAMSI programs. Dr. Livingston has a priavate psychotherapy practice and his major research interests include family therapy intervention strategies with high-risk families, narrative therapy in the treatment of trauma, and employee wellness.

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