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MHFA Adult Mental Health First Aid and Youth Mental Health First Aid  

CEU Information Sheets  - CEU - Mental Health First Aid (January - February) - CEU - Mental Health First Aid (March - April)                                      

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Adult Instructor Training and Youth Instructor Training - Instructor certification training introduces the 8-hour course, overviews adult learning styles and teaching strategies, and provides in-depth instruction on implementing and managing the program in diverse communities. The 5-day training teaches you how to:

  • Teach the Mental Health First Aid course, including the 5-step action plan, evidence-supported treatment and self-help strategies, and prevalence data.
  • Present the program with fidelity to the tested, core model.
  • Apply the program to a range of adult learning styles.
  • Tailor presentations to diverse audiences and learning environments.
  • Instructor certification is awarded specifically for both the adult and youth courses. If you want to teach both types of courses, you must first certify as an instructor through a 5-day training (for one course type), and then go through a 2.5-day training for the other course type you want to teach.
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Learning Objectives for 8-hour Adult / “core” Mental Health First Aid course - Click here for upcoming trainings 
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training course designed to give members of the public key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.  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.

The evidence behind Mental Health First Aid demonstrates that it makes people feel more comfortable managing a crisis situation and builds mental health literacy —  helping the public identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness. Specifically, studies found that those who trained in Mental Health First Aid have greater confidence in providing help to others, greater likelihood of advising people to seek professional help, improved concordance with health professionals about treatments, and decreased stigmatizing attitudes.

Mental Health First Aid certification, which must be renewed every three years, provides trainees with:

  • Recognize the potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including: depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis and psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury.
  • Use a 5-step action plan to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional help.
  • Interpret the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced negative attitudes in their communities.
  • Apply knowledge of the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem treat and manage the problem and achieve recovery.
Learning Objectives for 8-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid course - Click here for upcoming trainings 

Youth Mental Health First Aid is a 8-hour training course designed to give members of the public key skills to help an adolescent who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.  The 8-hour course covers a range of common disorders and potential crises such as helping a young person who is having a panic attack, is contemplating suicide or is struggling with substance abuse.

Youth Mental Health First Aid certification teaches participants to:

  • Recognize the potential risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including: depression, anxiety, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavioral disorders, and substance use disorders.
  • Use a 5-step action plan to help a young person in crisis connect with appropriate professional help.
  • Interpret the prevalence of various mental health disorders in youth within the U.S. and the need for reduced negative attitudes in their communities.
  • Apply knowledge of the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help a young person with a mental health problem treat and manage the problem and achieve recovery.
  • Assess their own views and feelings about youth mental health problems and disorders.

Learning Objectives for Instructor Training

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Click here to become an instructor

Mental Health First Aid is a 8-hour training course designed to give members of the public key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.  The 8-hour course covers a range of common disorders and potential crisis such as helping someone who is having a panic attack, is suicidal or has experienced an addictions relapse.

Instructor certification is a five day (32 hour) course that introduces the interactive 8-hour program, overviews adult learning styles and teaching strategies, and provides in-depth instruction on implementing and managing the program in diverse communities. Instructors must demonstrate mastery of the program through a written test and an evaluated presentation.

Certified instructors completing the five day course will learn:

  • to understand the Mental Health First Aid program, including the 5-step action plan, evidence-supported treatment and self-help strategies, and prevalence data;
  • to teach the program with fidelity to the tested core model;
  • to apply the program to a range of adult learning styles; and
  • to refine and tailor presentations to diverse audiences and learning environments.

 

 
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ASIST   Applied Suicide Intervention Training (ASIST)

CEU Information Sheet - CEU Registration form

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Training for Trainers (T4T) - The ASIST Training for Trainers (T4T) course trains persons with existing trainer experience to conduct the two-day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST) workshop.

Questions? Contact Michael Olsen

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More Training... 

 AASLogoAMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF SUICIDOLOGY 

                     Suicide Prevention is Everyone's Business 

Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk (RRSR) 

http://www.suicidology.org/training-accreditation/rrsr 

RRSR is an advanced, interactive training based on established core competencies that mental health professionals need in order to effectively assess and manage suicide risk in their patients. The program has several components, including a web-based assessment; two on-line, self-paced modules; a two-day face-to-face workshop; and post-workshop mentorship through on-line learning activities. 

 

 

 

CEU's

Mental Health First Aid CEU

ASIST CEU