The Big Bend Area Health Education Center (Big Bend AHEC) and Second Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program are hosting a continuing education event of interest to volunteer guardians ad litem.
Join us on Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM at our offices on Thomasville Road for Mental Health First Aid.
Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This eight-hour training gives you the skills needed to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.
The curriculum will cover the following topics.
Common signs and symptoms of mental illness
Common signs and symptoms of substance use
How to interact with a person in crisis
How to connect the person with help
NEW: How to administer naloxone in the event of an opioid overdose
The course will also teach you how to apply the ALGEE action plan.
Assess for risk of suicide or harm
Give reassurance and information
Encourage appropriate professional help
Encourage self-help and other support strategies
Big Bend AHEC and the
Second Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program
Mental Health First Aid
Leon County Court Annex
Second Floor Training Room
1920 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32303
Saturday, January 11, 2020, 8:30 AM–5:00 PM
- Event Contact
Bev Moise, Big Bend AHEC