Region 3 Behavioral Health Service Offered Trainings:


*There may be cost associated with some trainings


Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) - is a public adult education program that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders. MHFA is offered in the form of an interactive 8 hour course that presents an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments. Mental Health First Aid is designed for audiences who are at least 18 years of age. 

Contact:   Tiffany Gressley - [email protected]

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Youth Mental Health First Aid - Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.  Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people.  The 8 hour course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations.  Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

Contact:   Tiffany Gressley -  [email protected]  

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Psychological First Aid (PFA) - is a 6 hour class that certifies adult first responders/peers to respond to the emotional trauma after a disaster or mass casualty event.  Region 3 staff are part of a team of disaster and mass casualty/fatality planning and response across the region.  Region 3 has a pool of staff designated to be deployed to disasters within the State. 

Contact:  Beth Reynolds-Lewis -  [email protected] 

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Walking the Walk:  Creative Tools for Transforming Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma - Compassion fatigue has been called "a disorder that affects those who do their work well" (Figley, 1995). Attendees of this four hour workshop for adults will improve their understanding of compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and burnout effects, symptom recognition and tools for self care.

Contact:  Beth Reynolds-Lewis, Certified Compassion Fatigue Trainer, [email protected] 



Behavioral Health Threat Assessment (BETA) Training for Law Enforcement - BETA is a three day law enforcement training regarding risk/threat assessment and mental health/addiction issues facing law enforcement officers bringing together national and local recognized trainers to instruct the class.

Contact:  Beth Reynolds-Lewis - [email protected]



QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention - QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer - 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.  People training in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.  QPR is a two hour training that is listed in the National Registry for Evidence based Practices and Policies.

Contacts:  Jill Schubauer - [email protected]  Jessica Schlegelmilch - [email protected] 

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Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk: Core Competencies for Mental Health Professionals (AMSR) - In this one day workshop participants of any field will increase their knowledge of eight core competencies for effectively assessing suicide risk, planning treatment, and managing the ongoing care of the at-risk patient, experience a shift in perspective in working with individuals at risk for suicide, build fundamental skills in assessing suicide risk and identify specific changes to make in your practice regarding the assessment and management of individuals at risk for suicide.

Contact:  Jill Schubauer to arrange the training provided by certified clinician - [email protected] 

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Systems of Care/Wraparound Training - The systems of care model is an organizational philosophy and framework that involves collaboration across agencies, families, and youths for the purpose of improving access and expanding the array of coordinated community based, culturally and linguistically competent services and supports for children and youth with a serious emotional disturbance and their families.

The wraparound process is an intensive, individualized care management process for youths with serious complex needs.

Contact:  Jill Schubauer - [email protected] 

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Drug-Free Workplace Training - Is a two hour training that educates individuals about drugs in the workplace. This training is offered two times per year in Kearney, Grand Island and/or Hastings.

Contact:  Tiffany Gressley - [email protected] 


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M-F from 8:00am to 5:00pm

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4009 6th Avenue, Suite #65
Kearney, NE 68845
308-236-7669 fax

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