Awareness about behavioral health services is the first step to creating a community of trust, understanding, and camaraderie. We provide multiple trainings throughout the year to help individuals within the community learn about mental health topics, such as first aid, trauma, and systems of care, and more. See our list of trainings below and register for any you’d like to attend. Please note that some may require a cost to attend.

Please check out our New/Events page for any upcoming trainings we are hosting.

Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

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. 

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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.

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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.

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Jill Schubauer will arrange the training provided by a certified clinician.

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 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.

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Psychological First Aid Training (PFA)

This training program is an adaptation of “Community-Based Psychological Support” developed by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The purpose of the Nebraska psychological first aid program is to equip natural helpers to provide psychological support to survivors of critical events (e.g. disasters, conflicts, accidents, etc.). This training program is 8 hours long and designed to fit into the busy schedule of natural helpers and community responders. It is segmented into seven modules, each addressing critical skills that can make an immediate and lasting impact on a person’s psychological health following a crisis.

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.

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