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Mental Health First Aid

February 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

$75

February 27, 2020
8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Hotel on North
297 North Street – Pittsfield, MA

Why Take Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to appropriate care.

WHAT IT COVERS

  • Common signs and symptoms of mental illness.
  • Common signs and symptoms of substance use.
  • How to interact with a person in crisis.
  • How to connect the person with help.
  • How to administer naloxone in the event of an opioid
    overdose.

WHO SHOULD TAKE IT?

  • Employers
  • Police officers
  • Hospital staff
  • First responders
  • Faith leaders
  • Community members
  • Caring individuals

The course will teach you how to apply the ALGEE action plan

Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to appropriate care.

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm
  • Listen nonjudgmentally
  • Give reassurance and information
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies

Registration $75
($50 registration fee includes Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and continuing education credits + $25 required training manual fee)

For more information call 413-842-5160

Presented By

Continuing Education

Emergency Medical Technician This activity has been approved by the Massachusetts Office of Emergency Medical Services for 8 continuing education program hours. Approval Number: 1920-R1-11580-T1
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Berkshire AHEC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5585. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Berkshire AHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Nursing Program meets the requirements for nursing contact hours as specified by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing – 244 CMR 5.04.
9.6 Contact Hours
Nursing Home Administrator Berkshire AHEC is recognized as an approved provider by the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Nursing Home Administrators to offer continuing education credits for nursing home administrators. Provider NH-09015-002.
9.6 Contact Hours
Psychologist CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) which is co‑sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact Berkshire AHEC at hbruno@berkshireahec.org. For questions about CE, visit www.spiritualcompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, PhD at CE@spiritualcompetency.com.
Social Worker This program has been approved for 8 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. NASW-MA Chapter CE Approving Program, Authorization Number D 81367-1.
Substance Abuse Counselor This program has been approved by Mass. Dept. of Public Health for 8 hours of continuing educations units for Massachusetts Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC).

Details

Date:
February 27
Time:
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Cost:
$75
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