Mental Health First Aid Instructor
BECOME A CERTIFIED MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID INSTRUCTOR AND HELP
INFORM YOUR COMMUNITY!
What is Mental Health First Aid?
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) 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.
What You Learn
Instructor certification training introduces the 8-hour course, overviews adult learning styles and teaching strategies, and provides in-depth instruction on implementing and managing the program in diverse communities.
The 5-day training teaches you how to:
- Teach the Mental Health First Aid course, including the 5-step action plan, evidence-supported treatment and self-help strategies, and prevalence data.
- Present the program with fidelity to the tested, core model.
- Apply the program to a range of adult learning styles.
Instructor certification is awarded specifically for both the adult and youth courses. If you want to teach both types of courses, you must first certify as an instructor through a 5-day training (for one course type), and then go through a 2.5-day training for the other course type you want to teach.
National Trainers guide candidates through the five-day training with an emphasis on coaching and preparing candidates to be ambassadors of Mental Health First Aid. Courses typically run from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day, with dedicated time on day three for independent preparation for presentations delivered on days four and five. On the fourth and fifth day of the training, each instructor candidate will present and teach an assigned portion of the eight-hour course to the group. The National Trainers will conduct an individual evaluation of each candidate, and each candidate will provide a peer review for their colleagues.
Certification is not guaranteed for all participants. To become certified, participants must be present for the entire training, satisfactorily deliver the presentation and pass a written exam.
Training to become certified in Adult Curriculum will take place from April 17-21 9:00am to 5:00pm all day. Individuals becoming trainers in the Youth Curriculum will attend additional 2.5 day training from April 24-26.
These dates are mandatory; if unable to attend please do not apply at this time.
Training will take place at Emergence Health Network, 201 E. Main st, suite 600 El Paso, Texas 79901
Lunch and breakfast will be provided to all participants every day.
How to Apply
Please download and fill out application form. Submit to email@example.com.
Application deadline is March 17th, 2017. Interviews will be conducted during the week of March 20th.