Meetings & Events
Training opportunities can provide greater understanding of behavioral health issues and their effect on the community, but they can also offer new skills to help others. Take a look at these offerings and visit often, as we will update with new training opportunities as we get them.
Prevention 101 is a training which provides an understanding of how primary prevention of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs (ATOD) is defined and implemented. This training provides an overview of prevention and its evolution, as well as an introduction of skills, competencies, and data-driven decision making to understand the spectrum of prevention and the basics of the strategic prevention framework model.
Trainer will also do a SPF Overview: A planning Process for Prevention
Signs of Suicide Prevention Program
Designed for middle and high school students, the Signs of Suicide (SOS) prevention program gives students tools to identify signs of depression and possible suicidal thoughts in themselves and their friends, and encourages ways to help. The course can be taught in a single day.
Contact Barbara Adams Marin at Solutions Community Counseling & Recovery Centers to arrange a class. Call (937) 383-4441, ext. 116 or email email@example.com.
Offered by request to organizations in Warren & Clinton Counties. Learn more about the course and contact Barbara Adams Marin at (937) 383-4441, ext. 116.
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that:
· Introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illness
· Builds understanding of their impact, and
· Provides an overview of common supports
This eight-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer intial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia.
To find out more about Mental Health First Aid, or to find a class in the local area, visit mentalhealthfirstaid.org.
What Happens in Childhood Does Not Stay in Childhood: What is True and What We Must Do!
Recent advances in the basic sciences of development are potentially transformational. Fields like epigenetics, developmental neuroscience, and life-course studies are allowing us to peer into the proverbial black box that links experiences in childhood with outcomes in health, education, parenting and economic productivity decades later. By understanding how both adverse and affiliative experiences in childhood are biologically embedded, we are well positioned to not only treat the consequences of “toxic stress responses” but to proactively build the safe, stable and nurturing relationships that buffer adversity and build resilience. Although this emphasis on relational health is almost counter-cultural, a public health approach to building safe, stable and nurturing relationships is a science-informed approach to address many of our society’s most intractable problems, including disparities in health, educational achievement, and economic productivity.
The appropriate audience includes anyone working to build resilience within our community.
Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk
AMSR is a 1-day training designed for all behavioral health professionals working with youth (10-24) to learn how to recognize, assess, and treat suicidality in patients.
AMSR provides professionals with a deeper understanding of suicide ideation and its treatment by training participants in how to approach work with suicidal patients, how to understand suicide, how to get important information from patients regarding suicide, how to form an accurate judgment on client well-being, and how to safely plan and respond to suicide related-behaviors.