This training calendar is designed to be a statewide resource about the latest training opportunities in mental health and substance abuse recovery across Washington State. Most of these trainings are organized by outside organizations, so make sure to scroll down on the page of the training you’re interested in if you have questions or need to contact someone about the training. We invite you to learn about upcoming events and/or request that your training event be added to the calendar!
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Mental Health First Aid for African Immigrant and Refugee Community Members and Providers
March 19, 2016 - March 20, 2016
This 2-day Mental Health First Aid training is specifically designed for community members and providers who serve African immigrant and refugee communities. This is a two day 8-hour training that is designed for those with limited knowledge of behavioral and mental health, but who interacts in their community or professional work with the public.
Community members and providers who serve African immigrant and refugee communities; the training is ideally for those with little or no behavioral health training. There are only thirty (30) training slots available.
Cost: No fee.
THIS TRAINING IS FREE BUT DOES NOT ALLOW ACCESS TO THE CONFERENCE. CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE REQUIRES A REGISTRATION FEE OR A SCHOLARSHIP
Mental Health First Aid helps trainees assist someone experiencing a mental health related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, attendees will learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. Topics covered include mental health literacy, or a basic understanding of what different mental illnesses and addictions are, how they can affect a person’s daily life, and what helps individuals experiencing these challenges get well. Participants will learn about Depression and mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, psychosis, and substance use disorders. When you take a course, you learn how to apply the Mental Health First Aid action plan in a variety of situations, including when someone is experiencing panic attacks, suicidal thoughts or behaviors, non-suicidal self-injury, acute psychosis (e.g., hallucinations or delusions), overdose or withdrawal from alcohol or drug use, reaction to a traumatic event. This training will address some of the culturally relevant mental health issues faced by African immigrant and refugee communities.
Please complete the Registration Form; Registration Deadline is March 11, 2016
Posting a training event
We encourage providers, state agencies, and consumer advocacy organizations to send us your training opportunities. To request that your training event be added to the calendar, please contact Alison Avery at email@example.com and include the following information:
- Brief summary
- Contact information
- Copy of the flier or registration brochure