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Mental Health First Aid offers this training with a variety of modules that tailor the skills to the work of specific populations, one of which is Law Enforcement. The instructor has been trained in the MHFA specified for Law Enforcement and attendees will have the opportunity to experience the MHFA program with specific reference to the Law Enforcement profession.  Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based, public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews appropriate supports. This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect people to the appropriate professional, peer, social and self-help care. The program also teaches common risk factors and warning signs of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and schizophrenia. Mental Health First Aid teaches participants a five-step action plan, ALGEE, to support someone developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or experiencing an emotional crisis. Like CPR, Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person in crisis and connect the person with help. First Aiders do not diagnose or provide any counseling or therapy. Instead, the program offers concrete tools and answers key questions like, “What do I do?” and, “Where can someone find help?” Certified Mental Health First Aid instructors provide a list of community healthcare providers and national resources, support groups and online tools for mental health and addictions treatment and support. All trainees receive a program manual to complement the course material

Pre-Register:   Email Naomi@cncaa.info with your name, organization, email and phone number by October 1, 2021. Training capacity is limited to first 20 people to allow for safe social distancing. At this point in time face coverings are required and will be provided if needed; feel free to bring your own.

Cost:   $10.00 for a box lunch or salad which will be provided on-site.  Make checks payable to CNCAA.

Time:  8:00am – 4:30pm with a half-hour for lunch.  Registration begins at 7:45

Location:  Council on Alcoholism and Addictions, 3204 College Street, Grand Island (in the Main Street Station Complex on North Webb Road)