University Health and Counseling Services

USM Cares Student Support Network Training Registration

USM Cares Student Support Network Trainings

Join USM Cares, part of University Health and Counseling, to be a part of the Student Support Network (SSN) Trainings. 

Option 1

Location: The ROCC 2nd Floor, Sullivan Gym, Portland Campus

Dates: Th 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/30

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM


Option 2

Location: TBA, Portland Campus

Dates:  Tu 10/31, 11/7, 11/21

Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM



The SSN training is designed to strengthen and foster peer advocacy skills in current and emerging natural helpers or leaders.  Because this type of support is so critical to provide on our campus, people who successfully complete this training can earn 1 college credit on their transcript.


Training topics include:


  • What is mental health?

  • Core listening and support skills

  • Identifying Students in Distress/Knowing How to Intervene

  • Suicide Prevention

  • Substance Misuse Prevention/Intervention

  • Relationship violence and sexual assault Prevention/Intervention

  • Connecting Across Difference: Inclusive Student Support

  • Helping others get help

Have questions? Contact Hilarie Fotter at hilarie.fotter@maine.eduor stop into The Well for more information or to sign up.