Mental Health First Aid  

Friday, September 6, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Participants will learn risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems; how to understand and respond to signs of mental illness; the prevalence of various mental health disorders; a five step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to assess the situation, select and implement appropriate interventions, and help the individual in crisis connect with appropriate care; and evidence-based professional, peer, social and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem. This training is appropriate for non-BHS and non-clinical staff.


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Influence of Culture: Introduction to Cultural Competency

Friday, September 20, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


This presentation provides a basic overview of cultural competency terms and concepts. We will discuss demographics and populations specific to our area. After participating in this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Define key terms related to cultural competency
  • Explore their own cultural beliefs
  • Identify how their cultural beliefs may influence interactions with clients and members of the community
  • Discuss cross-cultural communication

3.0 CEUs, RNs, counselors, social workers

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