Free Mental Health First Aid Certification Opportunities for AzPHA Members
Arizona Public Health Association is delighted to announce that they’re partnering with Crisis Response Network to provide their members a free opportunity to become certified in Mental Health First Aid. They’ll have 4 separate opportunities in this fall to take the 8-hour (one day) Mental Health First Aid course in which you’ll learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.
When you take a course, you’ll learn how to apply the Mental Health First Aid action plan in a variety of situations, including when someone is experiencing:
- Panic attacks
- Suicidal thoughts or behaviors
- Nonsuicidal self-injury
- Acute psychosis (e.g., hallucinations or delusions)
- Overdose or withdrawal from alcohol or drug use
- Reaction to a traumatic event
Not a member of AzPHA? Click HERE to join!
Upon completion of the one-day course you’ll receive a three-year certification. It’s a terrific opportunity to build your public health skill set while enhancing your professional credentials.
The courses will be offered on the following days at CRN – 1275 W Washington Street, Suite 108, Tempe, AZ 85281
October 23 (Wednesday)
November 1 (Friday)
November 14 (Thursday)
November 15 (Friday)
Applications Now Being Accepted for the 2019 Eric Gilbertson Advocacy Institute for Behavioral Health
SPONSORED BY THE ARIZONA BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CORPORATION
WHAT: Six days of advocacy training and a comprehensive overview of the AZ behavioral health system
WHERE: Foundation for Senior Living (FSL – Caregiver House) 1201 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85014
WHEN: Saturdays – 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (repeats every other Saturday)
September 7, 2019
September 21, 2019
October 5, 2019
October 19, 2019
November 2, 2019
November 16, 2019
WHY: To better navigate the behavioral health system and obtain skills for self-advocacy & systematic change!
For an application, visit www.azabc.org or call 602-712-9200
Completed applications are due by Friday, August 9th and can be e-mailed to [email protected] or mailed to ABC, 501 E Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85012
Note: There is a $10 non-refundable application fee and, for those accepted into the class, a $75 program fee
The Eric Gilbertson Advocacy Institute for Behavioral Health is designed for service recipients, family members, board members of behavioral health agencies, individuals concerned about quality behavioral health services in Arizona.
This curriculum provides a comprehensive overview of the Arizona behavioral health system and to assist you in becoming an effective advocate for those receiving behavioral health services.
The Institute provides information, training, and resources to participants on behavioral health issues as the system continues to move towards integration of physical and behavioral health.
The curriculum is designed to empower you at the individual, provider, and system level to be a voice about what works and what needs improvement. The Institute will provide participants with opportunities to meet and talk with leaders and advocates in the Arizona behavioral health system.
Additionally, you will have an opportunity to meet and unite with others who have a similar interest in creating a powerful voice on important issues.
You will also learn how various state agencies are responsible for the delivery of integrated behavioral health services and how the public policy process works at the state and national levels to impact behavioral health policy.
- History of the Disability Movement State Agencies That Deliver Services to Individuals
- The Role of DHS, DES, AHCCCS, DOE, the Courts & Corrections
- The Role of the Regional Behavioral Health Authorities (RBHAs) & Complete Care Contractors
- Community Supports State & Federal Policy Legislative Process
- Organizing for Change