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Mental Health First Aid Training

March 28, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

**Event cancelled – updated 03/15/20**

OKRID is excited to announce registration is currently OPEN for the following workshop!

You can learn more about this training at: www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org.

We know that our members work with lots of people in varying roles – as interpreters, teachers, volunteers, paraprofessionals, and more. Often, especially with Deaf students and clients, we may be one of the first few who notice changes demeanor, behavior, appearance, or even comments that could indicate depression, suicidal thoughts, or other mental crises that person may be dealing with. Oftentimes those comments are made to the people with whom the person communicates the most easily, and we want you to know how to appropriately respond if that happens.

Upon completion of this training and short exam, the participants will receive a Mental Health First Aid certificate, valid for 3 years. (Think of this as similar to a CPR and traditional First Aid certification, but for noticing mental health crises versus physical injury or medical situations.)

This grant funded training is FREE – but you have to be a member of OKRID! Register for the workshop, and if you’re not sure if your membership is current, let us know and we can check for you. If you’ve lapsed, no worries, we can get you reinstated quickly. If you haven’t ever joined – we’d love to have you! Our memberships range from $10 for students, $15 for voting members, and $25 for non-voting members. A membership for 2019-2020 will last though June, so you’ll be all set for the conference too!

We are applying for .8 CEUs, so those are pending. We will update as the approvals are returned. We will request for QAST, RID, and BEI CEUs.

The workshop caps and 30 participants, first come first serve! The training will be taught by OKRID Board member and Certified Mental Health First Aid Trainer Traci Prince, Certified MHFA Trainer Caitlin Potter, and Certified MHFA Trainer and grant coordinator Amy Ross.

Because of the attendance cap, please let us know if you register and then are unable to attend, so that we can release your spot to another person. Due to the need to follow the exact curriculum and look back and forth to training materials often, the presentation will be presented in English, but interpreters will be provided if requested.
Will be held at OSU-OKC, HSEC Rm 123


March 28, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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900 N. Portland
Oklahoma City, OK
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