Educational Opportunities

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

The Health Ministries Program of Premier Health is sponsoring this event on Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The event will be held at Ascension Catholic Church, 2025 Woodman Dr., Kettering, OH 45420. Helen Jones-Kelley and Andrea Hoff from Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) for Montgomery county will be conducting this training.

Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8-hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis, select interventions and provide initial help and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

The Youth Mental Health First Aid USA curriculum is primarily focused on information participants can use to help adolescents and transition-age youth, ages 12-18. The course is designed for adults who regularly interact with adolescents (teachers, school staff, coaches, youth group leaders, parents, etc.). 

This training is approved for 8 CEUs for Counselors and Social Workers. The Ohio Board of Nursing accepts Social Worker/Counselor hours for RN license renewal.

Registration with payment is required by the deadline of October 15, 2018 and registration is limited to 30 participants. They will be taken on a first registered and paid basis. Contact the Health Ministries Program for more information and the brochure/registration form at (937) 227-9452(937) 227-9452.

The Environment of Care and Patient Safety: Disruptive Forces in Healthcare: How They Affect Patient Outcomes

Thursday, November 15, from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., the Health Ministries Program of Premier Health will be offering this educational opportunity at Miami Valley Hospital South, in Conf. Rm 1315, just past the Valley Café. Learners will able to recognize their responsibility in creating a healthy, safe work environment for health care consumers and all members of the health care team and identify disruptive forces in the healthcare environment that can potentially compromise patient safety and cause poor outcomes. Topics to be covered include: delegation, PPE, lateral violence, bullying, communication, scope of practice issues, etc.

Denise Childress, MA, BSN, RN-BC, Nursing Professional Development Specialist, Dayton Children's Hospital, will be our presenter for this offering.

This presentation will satisfy the required 1 CE for Category A/Law and Rules.

Pre-registration with payment is required. Flyer with registration information is now available, contact the Health Ministries Program at (937) 227-9452(937) 227-9452 or [email protected].

ADAMHS Foundations in Preventions Series and MC Prevention Learning Collaborative Fall Trainings

Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) is offering several programs out of their office this fall. One is called Foundations in Prevention Series. Although the series began in September, there are topics still available in October ’18 – May ’19. Presented by Allison Sharer, OCPC, the Prevention Foundations series is for professionals and advocates who need a core understanding of prevention science and practice. The nine-part series will focus on the domains required for Ohio Certified Prevention Specialists, meeting the education/training requirement for those working toward the Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist Assistant (OCPSA) credential.

Sign up for the whole series ($100) or just the topics you're interested in learning more about ($20 each).  The cost includes parking, training materials, and CEUs (if available - 36 contact hours have been requested for Chemical Dependency Professionals).

  • October 12 – Alcohol and Other Drugs: What are we trying to prevent?
  • November 9 – Models of Substance Use Prevention
  • December 14 – Planning for Prevention
  • January 11 – Prevention Through Policy & Environmental Change
  • February 8 – Developing & Maintaining Work Groups
  • March 8 – I Am Me and You Are You and Together – We Are US
  • April 12 -  Brushing Up Your Communication Skills
  • May 10 – Preparing for the National Prevention Exam

The next two offerings are through the Montgomery County Prevention Learning Collaborative. The cost for these is $10 each and includes a boxed lunch, parking, training materials and CEUs:

  • Tuesday, October 16, 12 – 2 p.m. - The Marijuana Experiment: Medical Marijuana in Ohio. Attend this training to learn about the medical marijuana law, how it’s going to be implemented in Ohio, possible adverse effects, and how to prevent them.
  • Tuesday, December 11, 12 – 2 p.m. – Preventing Suicide Across The LifespanOff Site Icon