Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety
Sponsored By: Roger Williams University Justice System Training & Research Institute
in partnership with the New England Association of Chiefs of Police, Inc.
WHEN: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Registration: 7:30 am - 8:00 am
Presentation: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Roger Williams University Baypoint Inn & Conference Center
144 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, RI
Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8-hour interactive course that teaches a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources, and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, and self-help care. Participants learn the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and, most importantly, teaches individuals how to help someone in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge.
This course is designed to provide officers with more response options to help them de-escalate incidents and better understand mental illnesses so that they can respond to mental health related calls appropriately and without compromising safety. Topics to be covered: defusing crises, promoting mental health literacy, combating stigma of mental illness, enabling early intervention through recognition of signs and symptoms, and connecting people to care.
The cost for the seminar is $175.00, which includes materials, continental breakfast, breaks and lunch. Checks should be made payable to the Roger Williams University, Justice System Training & Research Institute, 144 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871.
Telephone inquiries should be made to Liz Campo, Administrative Assistant to the School of Justice Studies at (401) 254-3731.
**We require 72 hours cancellation prior to the seminar or you will be charged the required fee.**