City of North Liberty

Mental Health First Aid - August 2019

ATTENTION:  YOU NEED TO ATTEND BOTH AFTERNOONS TO COMPLETE THE COURSE!  TUESDAY, AUGUST 27 FROM 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM AND THURSDAY, AUGUST 29 FROM 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM.

WE WILL BE HOLDING ANOTHER SESSION IN NOVEMBER 2019 AND/OR FEBRUARY 2020, SO PLEASE PUT YOUR NAME ON THE WAIT LIST AND IF I CAN'T GET YOU ENROLLED IN AUGUST'S CLASS, I WILL HAVE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION AND YOU'LL BE THE FIRST TO SIGN UP FOR THE NEXT ONE!

People who enroll in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) will learn a five-step action plan to help loved ones, colleagues, neighbors, and others cope with mental health or substance use problems.  Similar to traditional First Aid & CPR, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a crisis until professional treatment is obtained or the crisis resolves.  Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an evidence-based public education and prevention tool – it improves the public’s knowledge of mental health and substance use problems and connects people with care for their mental health or substance use problems.

Course is made possible by Mental Health/Disability Services of the East Central Region (MH/DS of the ECR) and Abbe Center.

Trainer team is Abbe Center for Community Mental Health Associate Executive Director of Recovery Services Theresa Graham-Mineart and Associate Executive Director of Outpatient Services Kathy Koehn. 

Theresa Graham-Mineart is a licensed mental health counselor and certified alcohol and drug counselor with more than two decades of experience. As the Associate Executive Director of Recovery Services at Abbe Center she supports the development and implementation of specialty services designed to meet the needs of individuals and families impacted by complex mental health needs.

Kathy Koehn is a licensed master’s social worker and former psychiatric nurse with more than thirty years of experience. As the Associate Executive Director of Outpatient Services at Abbe Center she provides oversight to prescribing and therapy professionals in a nine county catchment area of Eastern Iowa.

There is no cost to take this course; however, you must commit to attend both afternoons and complete the full eight hours to receive credit for the training.

Lunch will not be provided.  You may bring your own snacks and beverage.

Location, accommodation, and sign-up questions can be directed at North Liberty Special Projects Coordinator Angela McConville at [email protected]

Training content questions should be directed to Mental Health/Disability Services of the East Central Region Operations Coordinator Jan Heidemann, LBSW at [email protected]

Abbe Inc. is an Approved Provider

Iowa Board of Social Work, Number 0096

Iowa Board of Behavioral Science Examiners, Number AS97-14

This program has been approved for 8 contact hours (.8 CEUs) through Abbe Center, IBON provider #304. Participants must attend the entire event to receive credit.

Location: North Liberty Community Library - Meeting Room CD
520 West Cherry Street, North Liberty, IA 52317

Created by:   Angela McConville
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy CDT) Available Slot
08/27/2019
(Tue. 12:30pm - 4:30pm)

Attendee (full course split into two days; must sign up for both) (30)

 
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08/29/2019
(Thu. 12:30pm - 4:30pm)

Attendee (full course split into two days; must sign up for both) (30)

 
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17 of 20 slots filled


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