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i care is an interactive gatekeeper training for students, faculty, and staff that builds a caring community with the skills and resources to intervene with student stress, distress, and crisis.


  • Approximately 6,000 faculty, staff, and students across Penn’s schools, departments, and student life programs have gone through i care. The training is open to anyone interested in being an informed resource and a caring community member.
  • A team of clinicians design, facilitate, and assess the i care training.
  • i care includes information, discussion, and experiential exercises that focus on:
    • Mental health beliefs & biases
    • Signs of stress, distress, and crisis
    • Listening techniques
    • Crisis intervention skills
    • Counseling services

Upcoming Sessions

Faculty/Staff Training

February 15, 2023 (Registration is CLOSED)

Student Training

April 1, 2023, 1-4 pm
Houston Hall, Ben Franklin Room
Lunch will be provided.

Register for Student i care Training

If you are interested in coordinating a personalized training session for your group or department, fill out this workshop request form.

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The following handouts are from the i care Training. Please do not reproduce or distribute. Handouts are available for a general audience, but will be more relevant to those who have completed the i care Training.

Research and Assessment