Comprehensive Healthcare provides a variety of educational and staff development programs. Community education courses range from one-time trainings on a variety of health and wellness topics such as suicide prevention, to assistance with team building, communication issues, conflict resolution, and planning and goal setting. Common course topics include stress management, effective communication, managing change, diversity, conflict management, effective supervision, as well as drugs and alcohol in the workplace.
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID
Mental Health First Aid is an eight-hour training program that prepares community members to identify, understand, and respond to people exhibiting signs of mental illness. Like medical first aid that is given to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained, Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem, or experiencing a mental health crisis, before professional services are involved. Comprehensive Healthcare is able to offer Youth Mental Health First Aid and Adult Mental Health First Aid trainings.
Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach adults who regularly interact with youth how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing an substance use disorder or mental health crisis. This training is highly beneficial for parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a five-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered in this training include anxiety, depression, substance use, psychosis, disruptive behavior disorders (such as ADHD), and eating disorders.
For more information about Mental Health First Aid, or to schedule a training, contact the program coordinator at email@example.com or call (509) 575-4084.
Developed by University of Washington’s Forefront Suicide Prevention, LEARN ® training is specifically designed for staff and faculty in higher education settings. The LEARN® steps were developed to empower individuals to play a role in recognizing thoughts of suicide in peers, friends, and family. This training also includes helpful tools and information on how and where individuals experiencing crisis can be referred to in order to keep them safe. LEARN® covers topics like suicide warning signs, how to help youth process loss, how to talk about or initiate conversations about suicide, and how to support one another.
The LEARN® steps are:
L: Look for Warning Signs
E: Empathize and Listen
A: Ask directly about Suicide
R: Remove the Danger
N: Next Steps
For more information about LEARN® or to schedule training, contact the program coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (509) 575-4084.
SAFE: Suicide Awareness for Everyone
Preventing suicide in our communities is everyone’s responsibility. Comprehensive Healthcare’s SAFE training is available to groups and organizations at no charge in the communities we serve. The SAFE program provides information on suicide risk and protective factors and teaches suicide intervention and referrals skills. The basic community training is 90 minutes in length. A more detailed three-hour or six-hour training can be provided to counselors and other human or social service professionals.
For more information about SAFE or to schedule training, contact the program coordinator at email@example.com or call (509) 575-4084.
Critical Incident Stress Management
Comprehensive Healthcare has trained staff to provide on-site Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) services for your organization after a potentially traumatic event or situation. A Critical Incident Stress Debriefing is a brief 60 to 90 minute intervention designed to allow impacted individuals to discuss the event, learn common signs and symptoms of critical incident stress, and develop skills for coping with the impact of this stress. Individuals who participate in a debriefing tend to have fewer or less intense critical incident stress symptoms and move faster through the healing and recovery process.
For more information about our Critical Incident Stress Management services or to schedule a debriefing, contact the program coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (509) 575-4084.
Crisis Intervention Team Training
Comprehensive Healthcare facilitates both eight-hour and 40-hour Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training for law enforcement, corrections, public safety and EMS. Many of the trainings are recognized and or certified by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center and provide first responders with valuable community resources and knowledge when responding to individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis.
Topics of CIT training include:
• Signs and symptoms of mental illness and substance use disorder
• Crisis intervention techniques for common behavioral health and substance use disorder
• De-escalation skills
• Suicide prevention
• Older adults in crisis
• Developmental and intellectual disabilities
• Community resources availability
• Interactions with community members with a mental health diagnosis
• Commonly prescribed psychotropic medications
• Officer Wellness and Self-Care
For more information about this training, or to schedule a training, contact Morgan Grant, Law Enforcement Liaison for Comprehensive Healthcare at (509) 574-5065.
For more information about our training and development services, contact our program coordinator at email@example.com or call (509) 575-4084.
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