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Kognito Training – Help an at-risk student, classmate, or friend

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One of your friends, classmates, or students might be at risk. As a friend or classmate, you might be the first one to notice signs of distress in a fellow student. At ELAC, since it is our shared responsibility to look out for one another, we have adopted a suite of online interactive role-play environments to help you to better notice when fellow students show signs of stress, learn how to talk about these signs, practice sharing your concerns, and learn how to motivate classmates to seek help and reach out to support services on campus. You can help a friend or classmate who’s struggling and create a more supportive and inclusive campus for all.

Extra credit opportunity!
Ask your professors if they’re offering extra credit for this training. Print out your certificate when you’ve completed each module.

There are three simulations available for students and three for faculty, staff and administrators. Each virtual role-play takes only 30-40 minutes to complete. You can save your progress and complete it later. Accessible 24/7.

Kognito Training for students:
  • For All Students

    For All Students
    For students to support fellow students in distress
    Learn how to recognize, manage a conversation, and refer a distressed friend or classmate to support services on campus.

  • Help Student Veterans on Campus

    Help Student Veterans on Campus
    Training for student veterans to support their peers
    Learn how to recognize when fellow student veterans are in distress, approach and refer to supportive veteran resources on campus.

  • Help LGBTQ Students

    Help LGBTQ Students
    Create an inclusive environment for LGBTQ students
    Learn how to increase your confidence and skills to address discriminatory language, respond supportively when a peer comes out, and connect fellow students

If you experience any technical difficulties, please email support@kognito.com


In Case of an Emergency

If the classmate you’re concerned about is at immediate risk of harming themselves or others, please call the ELAC Sheriff’s Office or call 911.

  • Monterey Park Campus Sheriff: 24/7 (323) 265-8800
  • South Gate Campus Sheriff: (323) 357-6222 Fall/Spring: 7am-11pm. Winter/Summer: 8am-10pm

If there is no immediate safety concern but you’re worried about your classmate, please inform a faculty or staff member.


Kognito Training for Faculty, Staff, and Administrators

Complete these training simulations to be better equipped to:

  • Identify, approach and refer students in psychological distress
  • Use open-ended questions, reflective listening, and other motivational interviewing tactics
  • Recognize warning signs and build trust to motivate the student to seek help
  • Examine common indicators of distress including anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation
  • Feel more confident and proficient in handling real life situations
  • Properly refer students to resources

Each virtual role-play takes only 30-40 minutes to complete. You can save your progress and complete it later. Accessible 24/7.

Consider offering extra credit to your students who complete the student versions of these trainings.

At Risk for Faculty, Staff, and Administrators
- To support students in distress

Veterans on Campus for Faculty, Staff, and Administrators
- Create a supportive campus for our student veterans

LGBTQ on Campus for Faculty, Staff, and Administrators
- Create an inclusive environment for our LGBTQ students


If you experience any technical difficulties, please email support@kognito.com