Statement of Solidarity

We at CAPS stand in solidarity with all members of our Asian community against any form of xenophobia, oppression, and racism. We write to affirm our support for the dignity of all our Asian community members.  CAPS is with you and stands alongside you.  We share a collective responsibility to speak out against racism and social injustice that aims at dividing our communities. We are committed to speaking up, listening, and providing confidential support for all our Asian community members and allies to foster empowerment and resilience.  We want to invite anyone who is being impacted by this or other challenging current events to come to CAPS for support,  or to use our after hours hotline/ crisis line for support at 407-823-2811 (press 5 afterhours).



Kognito is a set of role-play, avatar modules to educate faculty, staff, and students about mental health and suicide prevention *(Which we know supports improved academic performance, student retention, and campus safety.) It is an aviator/simulation online tool that allows users to enter a virtual environment and engage in role-play conversations with emotionally-responsive virtual humans. Through practice and receiving personalized feedback, users learn and assess their competency to lead similar conversations in real life. Key models and techniques include motivational interviewing, shared decision-making, emotional self-regulation, empathy, empathic accuracy, and reappraisal strategy. Key learning and assessment principles include hands-on-practice, contextual learning, personalized feedback, storytelling, and case-based approach.

How Can Kognito Help You?

  • Increase knowledge and awareness about mental health and suicide
  • Identify warning signs of psychological distress, including verbal, behavioral, and situational clues.
  • Lead conversations with students to discuss concerns, build resilience, and increase connectedness.
  • Assess the need for referral, motivate the student to seek help, and make a warm hand-off to support
  • Understand the school’s specific process for student referral and counseling services

Take The Trainings:

  • Using a desktop, laptop, or compatible mobile device sign on to the internet using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.

For UCF Employees – Faculty, Staff, and Student Workers:

  • Using a desktop, laptop, or compatible mobile device sign on to the internet using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
  • Follow the instructions in the Course Completion Guide.
  • Register for Kognito at-risk for Faculty and Staff through myUCF.
  • Access Kognito through Webcourses@UCF.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Return to Webcourses to acknowledge your completion.

If you are a UCF Student:

  • You can go directly to the UCF Kognito Site: 
  • Staff and Faculty need to go to Webcourses, see instructions above

If you experience any issues, please contact with a description and screenshot of the error.

Help make UCF’s  campuses safer, more supportive environments for all.