Kognito offers research-proven training simulations designed to prepare educators, staff, students, physicians, and caregivers to: (1) recognize when someone is exhibiting signs of psychological distress or underlying trauma and (2) manage a conversation with the goal of connecting them with the appropriate support.

In these online courses, users engage in practice conversations with virtual humans. With the help of a virtual coach, users learn effective methods for engaging in difficult conversations, including applying motivational interviewing skills, asking open-ended questions, and avoiding common pitfalls. These conversations address chronic disease, PTSD, behavioral health, suicide prevention, substance abuse, screening and brief intervention and social change, among others, and provide users with a low-risk environment to practice conversations hands-on.

Kognito's programs are the only digital simulations listed in the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP). Twelve courses are listed in the SPRC/AFSP Best Practices Registry.

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Continuing Nursing Education Accreditation

Origination Date: 8/1/14 Expiration Date: 8/1/16

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Arizona Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation for At-Risk for High School Educators, At-Risk for Middle School Educators, and Step In, Speak Up!.

Criteria for successful completion include the completion of the entire activity as logged in the learning management system, completion of the evaluation form, and selection of the correct choice at 60 decision points within the course.

The planning committee members have no relevant financial relationships to declare. The content experts/faculty/presenters/authors have no relevant financial relationship to declare. There is no commercial support being received for this activity. There is no sponsorship being received for this activity.

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing nursing education only and does not imply AzNA or ANCC Commission on Accreditation approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.