2018 Training and Workshop Catalog

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Educators are far more likely to encounter a student experiencing a mental health crisis than any other emergency situation.  Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to help educators understand signs and symptoms of emerging mental health issues and how to connect students experiencing a mental health crisis with appropriate care.  This 8-hour, nationally-recognized, evidence-based course certifies participants in Mental Health First Aid for 3 years.

Contact: Betsy Blanks, Assistant Director, Center for School Behavioral Health, bblanks@mhahouston.org

Are The Kids Alright?

Through activities, role play, video, and demonstrations, participants learn about signs and symptoms of student behavioral health concerns; how trauma affects learning and what to do about it; and how to appropriately respond to young people experiencing mental health issues.

Contact: Betsy Blanks, Assistant Director, Center for School Behavioral Health, bblanks@mhahouston.org

 

Youth Suicide Prevention Training

Based on three SAMHSA Nationally Recognized Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) youth suicide prevention programs, this training uses video, discussion and role play to enable participants to feel comfortable identifying signs and symptoms of youth suicide and how to assist a student who may be suicidal.

Contact: Betsy Blanks, Assistant Director, Center for School Behavioral Health, bblanks@mhahouston.org

 

MVPN Basic Training

Basic training is an entry-level course that enables participants to become state-sponsored peer mentors with the Military Veteran Peer Network (MVPN). This eight-hour training is designed to provide volunteers with frontline intervention tools to address the immediate basic needs of individual service members, veterans, and their families.

Contact: T’Liza Kiel, Director, Veterans Behavioral Health Program,tkiel@mhahouston.org

 

Veterans Treatment Court
Advocacy Mentoring Program – (VCAMP)

VCAMP is a three-day training that certifies military veterans to become volunteer mentors with the Veterans Treatment Courts.  Each participant receives general behavioral health education,  tools and technical assistance to develop mentoring programs and to increase capacity in Veterans Treatment Courts that serve justice-involved veterans.

Contact: T’Liza Kiel, Director, Veterans Behavioral Health Program, tkiel@mhahouston.org

 

TCOLE 4067: Trauma Affected Veteran
(For Law Enforcement Only)

The TCOLE 4067 course provides a framework for Law Enforcement Officers to have a basic understanding about U.S. Military culture, traumas, triggers and stressors, and de-escalation techniques when encountering Veterans in crisis. It is structured around lectures, videos, and class dialogue, and role-play, and builds on crisis intervention training techniques taught in the basic Peace Officer licensing academy.

Contact: T’Liza Kiel, Director, Veterans Behavioral Health Program, tkiel@mhahouston.org

 

Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders

This training discusses and identifies postpartum depression, anxiety disorders, and psychosis as well as screenings, treatment options and the impact of untreated postpartum depression. The training is offered in three (3) levels: Medical, Non-Medical, and Community Health Workers.

  • CEUs:  1.5 hour for LMSWs, LMFTs, and LPCs
  • CEUs:  1.5 Knowledge Base hours for Community Health Workers

Contact Tiffany Ross, Director of Education and Outreach, tross@mhahouston.org

Responding Effectively: A Mental Health Curriculum

Mental Health and Aging training module provide an understanding of what depression is in relation to its symptoms, risk factors, screening, treatment options and prevention when working with older adults.

  • CEUs: 1.5 hours for LMSWs, LMFTs, and LPCs

Contact Tiffany Ross, Director of Education and Outreach, tross@mhahouston.org

Navigating Through the D’s:
Depression, Dementia, Delirium, and Drugs

Navigating Through the D’s training module helps the professional to differentiate between grief and bereavement; memory decline and dementia; understanding co-occurring illnesses; signs and symptoms of alcohol dependence and highlights the signs of caregiving stress.

  • CEUs: 1.5 hours for LMSWs, LMFTs, and LPCs

Contact Tiffany Ross, Director of Education and Outreach, tross@mhahouston.org

 

Caregiving: The Job You Never Applied For –
How to Manage Caregiver Stress

This workshop is geared towards anyone who finds themselves in a position of taking care of a loved. It discusses stress and provides solutions to what it means to deal with self-care and caring for a loved one.

  • CEUs: 1.5 hours for LMSWs, LMFTs, and LPCs

Contact Tiffany Ross, Director of Education and Outreach, tross@mhahouston.org

 

Mental Health 101

Mental Health 101 is a general presentation that overviews common mental health disorders, their signs/symptoms, stigma associated with mental illnesses and an awareness of available resources.  It is  designed for professionals such as case workers, outreach workers, non-licensed individuals as well as those new to mental health or seeking a refresher in understanding basic mental health. 

  • CEUs: 1.5 hours for LMSWs, LMFTs, and LPCs

Contact Tiffany Ross, Director of Education and Outreach, tross@mhahouston.org

 

Mental Health and Chronic Illness:
Supporting Individuals and Families

Learning to cope with a chronic illness when there is also a mental health concern is journey that’s not easy.  This workshop explores the impact of mental health issues on a person with a chronic illness, difficult emotions, problem solving, and local resources.

  • CEUs: 1.5 hours for LMSWs, LMFTs, LPCs
  • CEUs: 3.0 hours for Community Health Workers (1 Interpersonal, 1 Knowledge Base and 1 Service Coordination)

Contact Tiffany Ross, Director of Education and Outreach, tross@mhahouston.org

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training that helps the individual to understand when a person is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The aim of Mental Health First Aid training includes the following: Preserve life when a person may be a danger to self or others; provide help to prevent the problem from becoming more serious; promote and enhance recovery; provide comfort and support.

  • CEUs: 8.0 hours for LMSWs, LMFTs, and LPCs

Contact Tiffany Ross, Director of Education and Outreach, tross@mhahouston.org

Behavioral Health Resources

The Behavioral Health Resources workshop takes a unique look at ways in which service providers can build capacity to better serve their clients, help them access care. The workshop overviews and discusses common mental health disorders and navigates Mental Health America of Greater Houston’s community resource publication, The Guide, a listing of non-profit and public behavioral health services in Harris County.

  • CEUs: 1.5 hours for LMSWs, LMFTs, and LPCs
  • CEUs: 1.5 Knowledge Base hours for Community Health Workers

Contact Tiffany Ross, Director of Education and Outreach, tross@mhahouston.org

Good Mental Health is Ageless

Good Mental Health is Ageless is an open, forum style presentation specifically for groups of older adults.  It covers important issues including grief, alcohol and other substance dependence, and dealing with a mental health concern such as depression. The presentation offers tools and resources to help one handle the everyday stresses of growing older.

Contact Tiffany Ross, Director of Education and Outreach, tross@mhahouston.org

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