University of Minnesota
UMD Continuing Education
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Continuing Education.


Mental Health First Aid Certification Training (MHFA)
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Sometimes, First Aid isn’t a bandage, or CPR, or
calling 911. Sometimes First Aid is You!

 

 

The stigma surrounding mental illness often prevents people from seeking help or even acknowledging that they need help. And if they do want help, they do not always know where to turn. Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking public education program that helps community members identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness. What you say, how you say it, and how well you listen can have a profound impact on those in need. Mental Health First Aid Certification Training gives you the tools you need to help others in crisis.

"A thought-provoking class. A need for all teachers." - D.J., Duluth Public Schools


   UPCOMING TRAINING SESSIONS

Click on the course titles below for details about upcoming Mental Health First Aid training sessions.

Please note that pre-registration is required for all Mental Health First Aid training sessions.

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Mental Health First Aid - AdultClick for more
October 22, 2015, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

LOCATION: Ecumen Lakeshore, Elsing Chapel, 4002 London Road
COST: $135 general public, $85 UMD students, faculty, staff & alumni.*
Training includes manual, certificate, and refreshments
On-site lunch may be purchased when you register

8 CEU’s through Minnesota Board of Social Work (MN BOSW); and 8 CEU’s through Minnesota Board of Police Officers Standards and Training (MN POST)

Mental Health First Aid--Adult is an 8-hour public education program that introduces participants to the risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adults, builds an understanding of their impact, and gives an overview of the common treatments. Topics include depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis and psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis, select interventions and provide initial help, and connect adults to professional, peer, social, and self-help care. Just as CPR training helps a layperson without medical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis.

INSTRUCTOR: Chad Scott, PhD, LPCC, NCC is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He has worked at the Range Mental Health Center since 2001 and currently serves as an Outpatient Therapist and Clinical Supervisor at the Range Mental Health Center, Virginia and Hibbing. He began teaching Mental Health First Aid in 2009.

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*Funding for UMD students, faculty, staff, and alumni was made possible through a Chancellor's small grant. Funds are limited. Please email cehelp@d.umn.edu or call 218/726-8113 with your name and UMD ID# to receive a discount code.

Mental Health First Aid - YouthClick for more
November 5, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

LOCATION: Boys & Girls Club, Lincoln Park Branch Teen Center, 2407 W. 4th St
COST: $135 general public, $85 UMD students, faculty, staff & alumni.*
Training includes manual, certificate, and refreshments
Lunch on your own

8 CEU’s through Minnesota Board of Social Work (MN BOSW); 8 CEU’s through Minnesota Board of Police Officers Standards and Training (MN POST); and 8 CEU’s through Minnesota Board of School Administrators (MN BOSA)

Mental Health First Aid—Youth is an 8-hour public education program that introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help a youth in crisis. Mental Health First Aid—Youth uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis, select interventions and provide initial help, and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

INSTRUCTOR: Steve Wickelgren, MA, Counseling Psychology, retired from the Minneapolis Police Department after 26 years of service. He is the owner of LE-AST Counseling Services and serves as the Clinical Director for the Minnesota Crisis Intervention Officers’ Association. He has been a Mental Health First Aid instructor for eight years.

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*Funding for UMD students, faculty, staff, and alumni was made possible through a Chancellor's small grant. Funds are limited. Please email cehelp@d.umn.edu or call 218/726-8113 with your name and UMD ID# to receive a discount code.


"The training was short and to the point. Everything we did and talked about was relevant." - C.M., In Home Family Support



Interested in bringing this training to your workplace?
Contact Amy Galbraith at 218/726-6819 or email agalbrai@d.umn.edu

Also available for customized training: Mental Health First Aid and Veterans

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Background 

First Aid Strategies

Adult Course

Youth Course 

FAQ’s 

 

Contact Us: 

UMD Continuing Education
104 Darland Admin Building
1049 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
cehelp@d.umn.edu
218/726-8113