Aug 24

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training (for those working with Youth) - August 24

Date/Time
Friday, August 24, 2018
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location
Burke
2001 South Medford Drive
Lufkin, Texas 75901

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations.

Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

Continuing Education Units are available for educators, counselors, social workers, and law enforcement.

To learn more about Mental Health First Aid, call 936-639-1141 or visit: www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org

Register On-line by Wednesday, August 22!

Aug 28

Burke Board of Trustees Meeting - August 2018

Date/Time
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location
Burke
2001 South Medford Drive
Lufkin, Texas 75901

With some exceptions, Burke Board of Trustees meetings are held on the last Tuesday of the month at Burke Central Administration. For more information or details about items on the agenda for the next board meeting, please call 936-639-1141.

Sep 28

Adult Mental Health First Aid Training (for those working with Adults) - Sept 28

Date/Time
Friday, September 28, 2018
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location
Burke
2001 South Medford Drive
Lufkin, Texas 75901

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid is a program designed to help the general public identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness. It is intended for a variety of audiences: friends and family of individuals with mental illness, key professionals, school leadership, faith communities, or ANYONE interested in learning about mental illness.

This eight-hour course is offered at no charge and presents an overview of mental health and introduces its participants to the warning signs of mental illness and provides them with the knowledge and skills needed to help stabilize a person in crisis until they can connect them with the appropriate care. Just as CPR training helps a layperson with no clinical training assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental crisis, such as contemplating suicide. In both situations, the goal is to support the individual until professional help arrives.

The goal of Mental Health First Aid is intended to increase mental health literacy and teach everyone to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness.

Continuing Education Units are available for educators, counselors, social workers, and law enforcement.

To learn more about Mental Health First Aid, call 936-639-1141 or visit: www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org

Register On-line by Wednesday, September 26!

Oct 26

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training (for those working with Youth) - October

Date/Time
Friday, October 26, 2018
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location
Burke
2001 South Medford Drive
Lufkin, Texas 75901

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations.

Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

Continuing Education Units are available for educators, counselors, social workers, and law enforcement.

To learn more about Mental Health First Aid, call 936-639-1141 or visit: www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org

Register On-line by Wednesday, October 24!

Nov 30

Adult Mental Health First Aid Training (for those working with Adults) - Nov 30

Date/Time
Friday, November 30, 2018
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location
Burke
2001 South Medford Drive
Lufkin, Texas 75901

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid is a program designed to help the general public identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness. It is intended for a variety of audiences: friends and family of individuals with mental illness, key professionals, school leadership, faith communities, or ANYONE interested in learning about mental illness.

This eight-hour course is offered at no charge and presents an overview of mental health and introduces its participants to the warning signs of mental illness and provides them with the knowledge and skills needed to help stabilize a person in crisis until they can connect them with the appropriate care. Just as CPR training helps a layperson with no clinical training assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental crisis, such as contemplating suicide. In both situations, the goal is to support the individual until professional help arrives.

The goal of Mental Health First Aid is intended to increase mental health literacy and teach everyone to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness.

Continuing Education Units are available for educators, counselors, social workers, and law enforcement.

To learn more about Mental Health First Aid, call 936-639-1141 or visit: www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org

Register On-line by Wednesday, November 28!