Educational Opportunities

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, family member, student, neighbor, or member of the community — in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to young people showing signs of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care. Anyone can take the 8-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid course, but it is ideally designed for adults who work with young people, ages 12-18 — teachers, coaches, leaders of faith communities, social workers, and other caring citizens.

Participants that attend the full 8-hour course will secure a three-year certification in Youth Mental Health First Aid.  Any missed time must be made up at a future training date in order to complete the training and receive certification.  Please plan to arrive on time and stay for the entire training. Mental Health First Aid training is interactive in its teaching format. Please dress comfortably for the day and prepare for possible room temperature fluctuations.

This event will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, at Church of the Ascension, 2025 Woodman Drive, Kettering, OH 45420. This offering is sponsored by the Health Ministries Program of Premier Health and Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services. Registrations is required and seating is limited. Go to our Educational and Networking Opportunities Page to download the flyer/registration.

Fall Training Schedule for MCADAMHS now available

The Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Services (MCADAMHS) is holding several training opportunities the last quarter of 2019 and most have continuing education.

Registration Information:

  • Online registration is available
  • Participants must pre-register before attending
  • Classes that have a cost, an additional convenience fee is applied by the registration website.

Trainings available:

  • Adult & Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Trauma 101
  • Recognizing Child Abuse & Neglect
  • Generation Rx
  • QPR Suicide Prevention
  • Prevention Topics
  • Mindfulness
  • Center for Disaster Mental Health Conference

Visit their website for more information!

The Science and Practice of Energy Healing

The Premier Health Learning Institute and Dayton Area Chapter of American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) will be holding their 8th Annual Holistic Nursing Conference on Oct. 19, 2019, from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Miami Valley Hospital South Conference Room.

Participants will have the knowledge to educate patients and peers regarding energy healing, the chakras and Reiki and will demonstrate at least one energy-based tool to decrease stress and promote relaxation.

Three contact hours are available for this offering. You must attend the entire session and complete evaluation form to receive contact hours.


  • $25 (Premier Health employees, members of AHNA, retired nurses, student nurses)
  • $30 all others

Contact Renee Buerger for program information.

I Promised Mom I’d Take Her Home: Assessment and Preparation of the Patient and Caregiver in Transition

On Nov. 21, 2019, from 11:30 am – 2:00 pm at the Catholic Social Service building, 1046 Brown St., Dayton, Oh, 45409, Kristy Matheson, LSW, CDP, Community Educator, Hospice of the Miami Valley, will be presenting “I Promised Mom I’d Take Her Home: Assessment and Preparation of the Patient and Caregiver in Transition.”

One contact hour is available, and registration is required. Visit the Educational and Networking Opportunities Page to download the flyer/registration.

Contact Us

The health ministries program is honored to be serving faith communities in Southwest Ohio for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of their congregations. To learn more about how we can assist your faith community, contact us.

Michelle Randall, Program Coordinator
1046 Brown St. (Catholic Social Services building, second floor)
Dayton, Ohio 45409
Phone: (937) 227-9454(937) 227-9454
Fax: (937) 341-8838

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

We are often out in the community at meetings and working with faith communities. If you want to stop by the office, we recommend that you call or email first.