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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 when someone is dealing with stress, distress, and crisis.


  • Approximately 6,500 faculty, staff, and student attendees have participated in i care 
    trainings. The training is open to anyone at Penn who is 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

If you're interested in attending a future offering for faculty/staff, please join the mailing list via the link below.

Student Training

If you're interested in attending a future offering, or being added to a waitlist, please email Tali Rychik at

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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


i share

Watch i share, a video created by Wellness at Penn and student leaders to promote sharing with others and getting support in times of stress, distress, and crisis. Learn more about Caring for Yourself and Others: Stress, Distress, and Crisis.