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Community Training

Course title: Mental Health First Aid
Time frame: 8 hour course

One in four Americans lives with a mental health problem each year. Yet, far too many, up to two-thirds go without treatment. Just as CPR training helps a layperson without medical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis.

About the Course:
The Mental Health First Aid program is an interactive session which runs 8 hours. Participants who attend all 8 hours receive a certificate in Mental Health First Aid. This certification must be renewed every three years, and introduces participants to
risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews common treatments.

Participants Will Learn:

  • The potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including: depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis and psychotic disorders, eating disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury.
  • An understanding of the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced stigma in their communities.
  • A 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to assess the situation, to select and implement appropriate interventions, and to help the individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional care.
  • The appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem. 

Who Should Attend?

This training is for volunteers, administrative staff, clerical staff, community members and anyone interested in learning about mental health. You must attend all sessions to receive Mental Health First Aid Certification.

For further information or to find available classes go to Mental Health First Aid or contact Jennifer Baker at 209 525-6274.

Registration:

To inquire about workshop dates please email gro.srhbnats@gniniartsrhb


Course Title: Toward Effective Self Help: A Group Facilitator Training
Time Frame: This is a 4 session course

Toward effective self-help is an interactive course designed for individuals who are interested in learning skills to facilitate self-help groups or other small groups.

Learning Objectives:

  • An introduction to self-help
  • Goal Setting
  • Setting up and running groups
  • Planning successful meetings
  • Values and self-esteem
  • Communication skills
  • Group Dynamics
  • Leadership and looking at the roles of professionals in self-help groups

Who should attend?

This training is for volunteers, family members or consumers who are interested in facilitating self-help groups. Those who attend all 4 sessions will receive a certificate. 

For further information about this course contact PEI at (209) 525-5315.

Registration: 
To inquire about workshop dates please email gro.srhbnats@gniniartsrhb


Course Title: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Time frame: 2 days (14 hours)

ASIST is a two day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. Participants learn to recognize when someone may be at risk of suicide and respond in ways that help increase their immediate safety and link them to further help. ASIST aims to enhance one's ability whether a caregiver, case-manager, clinician, or family member to help a person at risk avoid suicide. This workshop helps people apply suicide first aid in many setting.

Goals and Objectives: ASIST participants will be better prepared to:

  • Reflect on how their attitudes and beliefs about suicide affect their intervention role
  • Discuss suicide with a person at risk in a direct manner
  • Review immediate suicide risk and develop appropriate safe plans
  • Demonstrate skills required to intervene with a person at risk of suicide
  • Identify resources available to a person at risk of suicide

Recognize that suicide prevention is broader than suicide first aid and includes life-promotion and self-care for caregivers.

Who Should Attend?
Counselors, Case managers, volunteers, family members, community members.

Registration: 
To inquire about workshop dates please email gro.srhbnats@gniniartsrhb


Course title:  SafeTALK Half-Day Training
Time Frame: 3 hours

safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don't truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST. Since its development in 2006, safeTALK has been used in over 20 countries around the world, and more than 200 selectable video vignettes have been produced to tailor the program's audio-visual component for diverse audiences. safeTALK-trained helpers are an important part of suicide-safer communities, working alongside intervention resources to identify and avert suicide risks.

Participants will:

  • Notice and respond to situations where suicide thoughts might be present
  • Recognize that invitations for help are often overlooked
  • Move beyond the common tendency to miss, dismiss, and avoid suicide
  • Apply the TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe
  • Know community resources and how to connect someone with thoughts of suicide to them for further help

Who Should Attend:

Anyone can attend. safeTALK prepares anyone, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper.

Registration:
To inquire about workshop dates please email gro.srhbnats@gniniartsrhb


Course Title: Youth Mental Health First Aid for Adults Assisting Young People
Time Frame: 8 hours

About the Course:
The Mental Health First Aid program is an interactive session which runs 8 hours. Participants who attend all 8 hours receive a certificate in Youth Mental Health First Aid. Just as CPR training helps a layperson without medical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist young people experiencing a mental health crisis. This training introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and develops skills to engage youth.

Who should attend:
Anyone interested or currently working with youth

 

Resources


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