Mental Health First Aid For Older Adults (MHFA) FY20

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 09:00 AM until 05:00 PM
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Location and Delivery Method ( view map )
Delivery Method
Face-To-Face
Location Name
LINKS Mat-Su Parent Resource Center
Address
777 North Crusey Street
City
Wasilla
State / Province
AK
Zip / Postal Code
99654
Country
United States
Cost Range
$50.00

Host And Instructor

Host
Rural AKHealth Professions Foundation/AKTraining Cooperative
Instructor
Betsy Chivers, 907-264-6233, betsy@alaskachd.org

Credits

Contact Hours: 8.00
C.E. Credit for Nursing - Contact Hours: 8.00
This training offers 8 nursing contact hours and is jointly provided by the Alaska Nurses Association and Alaska Training Cooperative. The Alaska Nurses Association is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Training Overview Description

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) for Older Adults is designed to address the specific mental health and substance disorders common in the aging population. By 2030, adults over the age of 65 will account for nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population. In older adults, symptoms such as apathy, sleep disturbances and appetite changes can be attributed to physical health conditions, dementias or even as a normal part of the aging process.

As a caregiver, the training can help in the recognition of depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts or gestures, as well as the role that substance abuse plays in the mental health of a loved one. The MHFA training will also teach caregivers the techniques necessary to support a person experiencing a mental health crisis and give them the knowledge of how to get help during the crisis.

Event-specific Details

This is an 8-hour certification course. Often a spouse, partner or family member does the majority of caregiving of older adults. As a direct service provider or caregiver, the training can help in the recognition of depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts or gestures, as well as the role that substance abuse plays in the mental health of a loved one over 65.

Registration Information. Must register in advance and attend entire course to receive 3-year certification.

Behavioral Health/Mental Illness
Aging/Alzheimers and Other Dementia
All Senior Services
All Housing
All Direct Support Services/Care Givers
All Behavioral Health / Social

Registration Information

Contact: Betsy Chivers, BSW, CDP®
907-264-6233
betsy@alaskachd.org

Training Materials/Handouts. All participants are required to access the AKTC e-Learning Portal, https://ttclms.remote-learner.net, in order to review training materials/handouts prior to the training. Log in with the same username (username or email address) and password used to register for the training. Please allow 15 minutes for the system to update registration and payment information before accessing the e-Learning Portal. Save and/or print any handouts you find beneficial.

Please contact AKTC Support, 907-264-2644, if you need assistance.

REGISTRATION CLOSES OCTOBER 12

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