City of North Liberty
ATTENTION: YOU NEED TO ATTEND BOTH AFTERNOONS TO COMPLETE THE COURSE! TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2020 FROM 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM AND THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2020 FROM 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM.
Depending on funding, North Liberty will try to host this course once a quarter. If you cannot attend this class, add your name to the wait list and you will be contacted the next time one is scheduled.
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 is Abbe Center Associate Executive Director of Outpatient Services Kathy Koehn. Koehn is a licensed master’s social worker and former psychiatric nurse with more than thirty years of experience. As the Associate Executive Director 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.
North Liberty Library - Room ABCD
520 West Cherry Street, North Liberty, Iowa 52317
|| Angela McConville