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For additional information about an event or training listed below, including how to register click on the title. If you have questions about any of the events or trainings listed, please contact the Mental Health Board at 815-455-2828.

Texting and E-mail with Patients
Friday, October 12, 2018 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
A Brief Primer on HIPAA and the Rules for Texting, E-mailing, and Managing the Security of Patient Information. This FREE 2.75 hour training is at the Mental Health Board, 620 Dakota Street in Crystal Lake. 

Implementing Social Thinking Concepts and Vocabulary: A Day to Develop Team Creativity (Age Focus 5 - young adult)
Friday, September 21, 2018 from 8:30 am to 3:45 pm
Using Social Thinking's Social Competency Model, learn to guide individuals to better socially attend, interpret, problem solve and respond to social information. This free 5 hour training is at the Mental Health Board, 620 Dakota Street in Crystal Lake. 

Suicide Prevention, Mental Health Wellness & Recovery Conference 
Friday, September 14, 2018 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
This event is a collaborative effort between the McHenry County Mental Health Board and the McHenry County Suicide Prevention Task Force which focuses on suicide prevention, mental health wellness and substance abuse. The conference is at McHenry County College and includes 5 Free CEU's & complimentary lunch.
Raising Awareness of Opioid Use Disorder in Older Adults

Friday, July 20, 2018 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm 
Participants in this training will acquire knowledge of how the current opioid epidemic is impacting older adults. This free 2.75 hour training is at the Mental Health Board, 620 Dakota Street in Crystal Lake.

Updates in Mood Disorders, Psychosis, Co-occurring Substance Abuse, and Suicide Research
Friday, July 13, 2018 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm 

This training will examine the perspectives from neurobiology and the clinical setting. This free 2.75 hour training is at the Mental Health Board, 620 Dakota Street in Crystal Lake.

Advanced Supervision Issues: Psychological Stress, Resistance and Impairment
Friday, May 18, 2018    9:00 am to 4:00 pm
This workshop deals with more advanced issues that arise in the supervisory relationship. Opportunities to apply concepts learned will be experienced through viewing videotapes of counseling and supervision sessions. This free 5.5 hour training is at the Mental Health Board on 620 Dakota Street in Crystal Lake.

Assessing Boundaries and Building the Supervisory Relationship
Friday, May 11, 2018    9:00 am to 4:00 pm
This workshop looks at the theory and strategies that focus on the supervisor/supervisee relationship. It offers some specific examples of ways to enhance the relationship and presents issues representing good boundaries in supervision. This free 5.5 hour training is at the Mental Health Board on 620 Dakota Street in Crystal Lake.

Children and Mindfulness
Friday, May 4, 2018    9:00 am to 12:00 
You will walk away from this training with a step-by-step approach for effectively sharing the proven practices of yoga and mindfulness to help children and adolescents who are struggling to regulate their emotions, sustain attention and control impulsive behavior. This free 2.75 hour training is offered at the Mental Health Board on 620 Dakota Street in Crystal Lake. 

Cannabinoid Science Education

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
This is an overview of the history and regulations of cannabis and the current science of cannabinoids. This free 1.75 hour training is offered on at the Mental Health Board at 620 Dakota Street, Crystal Lake. 

Clinical Strategies for Sexual Issues in Therapy
Friday, April 27, 2018    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 pm
This workshop will explore the underlying currents in what makes it easier or more difficult to manage these discussions in the therapy room. This free 5.5 hour training is offered on  at the Mental Health Board at 620 Dakota Street in Crystal Lake.

Navigating Medical Benefits
Friday, April 6, 2018      9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Navigating Medical Benefits presented by Kristin Hartsaw. This program will review core eligibility rules for medical benefits with a primary focus on Medicaid and Medicare. The session will discuss the Illinois Managed Care program – Health Choice Illinois and best practices for consumers.

Effectively Living & Working Within A Diverse World
Friday, March 16, 2018      9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
During this training, presented by Jodi Pfarr, participants will gain a very practical understanding of how to work effectively with diverse populations to help them better manage, supervise, or volunteer within their organizations or communities.

Harm Reduction: An Introduction to the Model and Applications
Friday, March 9, 2018      9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This 3 hour training is offered at the Mental Health Board. Participants will be introduced to a basic definition of Harm Reduction, its origins & guiding principles. This will be followed by a discussion of how Harm Reduction can be applied to different kinds of change/treatment (i.e., substance use, mental health, diet/exercise, sex, etc.) and how Harm Reduction and other interventions that focus on eliminating behaviors can work together.

 Petition and Certificate Training
Friday, February 16, 2018     9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - -OR - - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
This course will walk attendees through the involuntary admission process from the preparing of the petition to the filing of the petition to the court hearing on the petition and provide guidance on avoiding the pitfalls in the legal process. This 3 hour training is offered at the Mental Health Board.

 Eating Disorders & Self Injury: Increasing Competence, Confidence and Compassion as treatment providers
Friday, February 2, 2018     9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
This presentation will address the clinical areas of eating disorders and self-injury. Current diagnostic and assessment needs related to these issues will be reviewed as well as how to determine when a referral to a higher level of care is warranted.
This training is FULL.

Legal & Ethical Issues in Providing Behavioral Healthcare, a Barbara Weiner Webinar
Thursday, October 19, 2017    11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. AND Thursday, October 26, 2017    11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
We are pleased to offer Legal and Ethical Issues in Providing Behavioral Healthcare. This is a two-part online series. CEU's are available for nurses, LCSW, LCPC, LMFT and Clinical Psychologists. Don't miss this unique opportunity!

Clinical Strategies for Sexual Issues in Therapy
CANCELLED
We are all sexual beings, and have that place within us where gender, security, shame, societal norms, and personal agency all meet, in the most personal experience of fantasy and most personal expression of self. This workshop will explore the underlying currents in what makes it easier or more difficult to manage these discussions in the therapy room. 
           
Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy - 2 Day Training
Thursday, October 5th & Friday, October 6th, 2017     9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
RO (Radically Open) DBT treatment has been developed for the past 20 years for patients who suffer from emotional over-control (OC), with conditions such as Chronic Depression, treatment-resistant Anxiety Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Avoidant Personality Disorder, Paranoid and Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorders and Autistic Spectrum Disorders.  RO DBT has proven effective for patients struggling with these issues.

Put Your Mask On First

Friday, August 18, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Put Your Mask On First workshop, presented by Bob Zima, is a 3.0 contact hour learning experience that helps para-professionals to licensed professionals, working in the helping fields, learn how to care for themselves BEFORE attempting to care for others. That is right. Quality care begins with caring for you FIRST! This dynamic and interactive workshop focuses on teaching participants that a solid understanding of then embracing one’s personality, temperament and life story is vital to building resiliency and self-care plans needed to function effectively in behavioral healthcare.

The Therapeutic Benefits of Humor In Counseling
Friday, August 18, 2017 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm 
In this informative and fun presentation by Mark Sanders you will learn how laughter can help clients deal with physical pain and medical illness, how laughter can improve clients' physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health and increase rapport and decrease resistance to counseling. You can also use humor to increase organizational morale! You will learn how to use humor effectively in individual, group and family counseling, how laughter can improve client health and overall well-being, how to use humor to build rapport with clients with substance use issues.

Mindfulness Training
Friday, August 11, 2017     9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m

We live in a busy, demanding, beautiful world where stress and anxiety are common.  In this 3-hour course you will learn and/or expand your knowledge of reliable, evidence-based tools to work skillfully through life’s challenges…and increase your awareness and compassion!  Based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction model (MBSR) developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, this course uses principles from leading contemporary teachers to help you access your wisdom and big heart. Come learn what all the “mindfulness buzz,” is all about! 

Emerging Trends in Adolescent Mental Health
Friday, July 21, 2017      9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Trends in Mental Health will present information on data collected nationwide, statewide, and in McHenry County on youth. Using current information helps us educate clients about the issues they face. This allows a better, more proactive approach to treating populations and the ability to respond effectively on behalf of our clients.  In addition to trends in mental health, we will also present information on mental health treatment approaches. There have also been great advancements in our understanding of the brain and how it functions. We will discuss how this knowledge benefits mental health clinicians.

 
Customer Service for Front Line - How to provide excellent customer care in difficult situations
Tuesday July 18, 2017     8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (A.M.) - - - OR - - - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (P.M)
This training will provide a comprehensive overview of how to provide quality customer service and will offer some tips

and tricks that people can use to help manage difficult situations or upset customers. We will discuss how good interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills will help you recognize and respond appropriately to behaviors and increase your confidence to handle any customer interaction.

QPR Gatekeeper Training
Tuesday, July 18, 2017     6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Suicide is a public health issue. Nearly 40,000 people in the United States die from suicide annually, or 1 person every 13 minutes. More people die by suicide than from automobile accidents. Take the QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention Course. In as little as 1½ hours, individuals can learn to recognize the warning signs of suicide and how to apply three simple steps that may save a life.
Each attendee will receive a QPR booklet and card with information on suicide prevention, as well as resource information for treatment and supports within their community.

 
Chemical Dependency Trends in Adolescents/Adults
Friday, July 14, 2017      9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Chemical Dependency Trends will focus on the trends of adolescent and adult substance use and treatment implications – what works and what doesn’t work, signs and symptoms, abuse versus addiction, and national trends will be discussed.  
   
     

42 CFR Part 2 Overview
Friday, July 14, 2017      1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The 42 CFR training will cover the different privacy laws that apply to behavioral health services delivered in Illinois, including HIPAA, the Illinois Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act (IMHDDCA), and 42 CFR Part 2. 

 
Co-occurring Disorders Mental Health/Substance Abuse Overview
Friday, June 16, 2017      9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

In treating the whole client it is increasingly important to evaluate how clients with mental health issues struggle with substance use issues. We will discuss the devastating impact of co-occurring disorders on quality of life. We will evaluate how stigma influences the client experience and how specific substances exasperate mental health functioning.

School Avoidance and School Anxiety (SASR) Training
Friday, June 9, 2017       9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
This presentation reviews the criteria for school avoidance and school anxiety (SASR) and identifies strategies to assist students and families to re-engage in school. SASR is defined as inconsistent or failure to attend school for emotional and/or behavioral reasons. SASR also includes students who attend school but refuse to engage in school requirements. Many also struggle with social interactions that take place in school settings and have associated mental and emotional disorders. 
             
Navigating Public Benefits for Special Populations
Friday, May 19, 2017      9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
A number of special populations have access to specific public benefits based on the category to which they belong. This presentation will review public benefits access for non-citizens, victims of Domestic Violence, Veterans and justice-involved populations. In addition, best practices for navigating the disability benefits application process will be discussed. The presentation will also examine special factors to consider when working with Seniors and Persons with Disabilities.
 
Psychiatric Medication Overview
Friday, May 5, 2017      9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
This workshop will provide a good overview of existing medications, what they are for and the pros/cons of each. There will also be a strong emphasis on new medications that have been currently released.
             
Trauma Informed Therapy Training
Friday, April 28, 2017      9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Trauma impacts one's spirituality and relationships often resulting in ongoing feelings of shame, guilt, rage and isolation. Despite all of this, healing is possible. Topics covered in this training include: What is Trauma: Understanding the Impact of Trauma in Our Lives; Neurobiological Effects of Trauma and Trauma Informed Organizations: Creating Positive Cultures of Care.
           
QPR Gatekeeper Training
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. --OR-- Saturday, March 18, 2017 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. --OR-- Wednesday, April 5, 2017 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. --OR-- Tuesday, April 11, 2017 6:00 p.m.  - 7:30 p.m. 

Suicide is a public health issue. Nearly 40,000 people in the United States die from suicide annually, or 1 person every 13 minutes. More people die by suicide than from automobile accidents. Take the QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention Course. In as little as 1½ hours, individuals can learn to recognize the warning signs of suicide and how to apply three simple steps that may save a life.
Each attendee will receive a QPR booklet and card with information on suicide prevention, as well as resource information for treatment and supports within their community.
The classes offered are four separate sessions of the same presentation, thus attendance is only needed at one session.  A minimum enrollment of 5 persons must be reached to host the course. 
All sessions will be held at the McHenry County Mental Health Board, 620 Dakota Street, Crystal Lake.

Ethics and Cultural Sensitivity Training for Social Workers
Friday, April 7, 2017     9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
This workshop will provide information for social workers for ethical conduct and boundary information, including discussion of common ethical and boundary issues. This workshop will also assist participants to understand what diversity is, and how they can create a more diverse world at their worksites.
Registration is Closed - training is Full
 
Why Try Staff Development
Friday, March 31, 2017     9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
This one-day event provides participants with several strategies for improving relationships with youth, successfully implementing hands-on activities, using multimedia as a teaching tool, creating buy-in and more.  Come prepared to get out of your seat, learn through engagement, and have fun!
           

DSM 5 & Treatment Planning
Thursday, March 23, 2017     9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
This presentation will focus on the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) released in May 2013 by the American Psychiatric Association. The new structure of the DSM will be reviewed, as well as new and modified diagnoses that are relevant to children and adolescents.

Introduction to Cultural Competency
Friday, March 3, 2017     9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The morning session provides a basic overview of cultural competency terms and concepts.  It will discuss demographics and populations specific to the local region. The afternoon session will help leaders of non-profit organizations, schools, governmental agencies and businesses consider the steps needed to develop a linguistic and cultural competency (LCC) plan for their organization.
           
Grief & Loss Workshop
Friday, February 24, 2017     9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
In this workshop, school based professionals will explore their own personal understanding of death and its impact on their ability to support students when a death occurs.  Willow House will work with individuals to create language around loss as well as provide tools to use in school settings.

Domestic Violence: "what mental health professionals need to know"
Friday,  February 10, 2017     9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
This workshop will focus on providing mental health clinicians and supervisors with information they need to provide clinical services and support to adults, children and adolescents who have been exposed to domestic violence.

Accessing Medical Benefits Post-ACA
Friday, February 3, 2017     9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The program will begin with a discussion on how Medicare works with other coverage, including Medicaid. It will provide details on Medicaid programs available to eligible Illinois residents. This course will also explain the Health Insurance Marketplace, including the application process, eligibility for subsidies, plan selection and tax implications.
             
Mental Health First Aid Instructor Certification Training
CANCELLED
Instructors are on the frontlines of the program and help to train people in their communities in Mental Health First Aid. Instructors teach from a national curriculum, tailor discussions to their participants, and compile a list of local resources for help.
To register, please complete the application packet and send to Denise Bowman at dbowman@mc708.org, fax to 815-455-2925 or mail the completed forms to her attention at the Mental Health Board, 620 Dakota Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60012.
Eating Disorders: "Why don't they just get over it?"
Friday, November 18, 2016     9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Even in the clinical setting, therapists and medical care providers struggle to make sense of this constellation of symptoms and the perception that the client is reluctant to recover. This presentation will focus on the complexities of treating individuals with eating disorders and why recovery is difficult and complex.

Law Enforcement Support Seminars
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 --OR-- Wednesday, November 9, 2016 --OR--
Monday November 21, 2016            8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Law Enforcement Family Support Seminar
Wednesday, November 30, 2016     6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Chief Kent Williams, with Breach Point Consulting, will provide three full day presentations, addressing the traumas and triumphs associated with modern law enforcement and one evening seminar for officers and their families. The Mental Health Board in collaboration with the McHenry County Sheriff's Department is pleased to host these seminars.
           
QPR Gatekeeper Training
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. --OR-- Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. --OR-- Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Suicide is a public health issue. Nearly 40,000 people in the United States die from suicide annually, or 1 person every 13 minutes. More people die by suicide than from automobile accidents.
Take the QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention Course. In as little as 1½ hours, individuals can learn to recognize the warning signs of suicide and how to apply three simple steps that may save a life.
Each attendee will receive a QPR booklet and card with information on suicide prevention, as well as resource information for treatment and supports within their community.
The classes offered are three separate sessions of the same presentation, thus attendance is only needed at one session.  A minimum enrollment of 5 persons must be reached to host the course. 
All sessions will be held in the lower level of the Woodstock Public Library located at 414 W. Judd Street, Woodstock, IL. 

McHenry County Mental Health Wellness & Recovery Conference
Friday, September 30, 2016     9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
People who have mental health concerns, family members, professionals and community members are all encouraged to attend the 6th Annual Mental Health Wellness and Recovery Conference to learn more about HOPE, EMPOWERMENT and RECVOERY. The conference will include an expo for networking and information sharing as well as presentations by Erasing the Distance Performers and Becky Brasfield.
For more information about the event, click here or contact the McHenry County Behavioral Health Foundation at admin@mcbhf.org or 815-308-0866.  
Working with Autism: A Clinician's Guide to Support for Clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder - Part 2
Friday, September 23, 2016     9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
This will be the second day in a two day workshop that will be focused on providing clinicians with the information and skills they need in order to provide support for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Keeping Hope Alive: Breaking the Silence Suicide Prevention Conference
Friday, September 9, 2016     9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Join the McHenry County Suicide Prevention Task Force for this one-day conference, which will include keynote presentations "Breaking the Sound of Silence" by Camille Paddock, Adrian Nuño and Andrew Nuño and "Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment and Medication: Matching Treatment with Need" by Dr. Elizabeth McMasters.  A variety of breakout sessions will be offered as well, and lunch will be served.
             
Working with LGBTQ Clients
Friday, August 26, 2016     9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 

Members of the LGBTQ community have particular therapeutic needs.  Yumi Terajima, Psy.D. will discuss and focus on increasing the awareness and sensitivity of helping professionals when working with this population. At the end of the presentation the participant will have gained the following knowledge: identify the unique stressors the LGBTQ communities may experience; identify the risks and dangers of assumptions regarding members of the LGBTQ community and understand the importance of language and word choice in interfacing with the LGBTQ client.

Epilepsy, Brain Injury and Mental Health - The Challenges We Face
Monday, August 15, 2016          9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Mental Health Board and Epilepsy Foundation of North Central Illinois, Iowa & Nebraska, this presentation will be based on evidence based clinic practice as set forth by the American Academy of Neurology, the American Psychological Association and the National Brain Injury Association.  Topics will include: recognizing the relationship between epilepsy, brain injury and mental health; understanding the importance of a full neurological work up; recognizing the need for therapy and understanding the importance of case management.
To register please contact Nancy Monica at nmonica@efncil.org 
      
Working with Autism: A Clinician's Guide to Support for Clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Friday, August 12, 2016        9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
This will be the first day in a two day workshop that will be focused on providing clinicians with the information and skills they need in order to provide support for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. 
           
Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Medication Overview and Trends
Friday, August 5, 2016          9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Dr. Feld will engage the audience with an update and discussion on psychiatric medication for children and adolescents. Utilizing medication combinations that work for a variety of ages including short, medium, and long acting medications will also be reviewed.

Assessing Risk for Harm to Others
Tuesday, July 12, 2016     9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
This presentation reviews approaches to assessing for risk of harm to others.  Although people with mental illness are much more likely to be victims than perpetrators of violence, mental health professionals invariably encounter situations in which it is necessary to assess for risk of harm to others.  Through a review of the evidence base and best practices, this presentation will provide mental health professionals with an appreciation of the science of violence prediction, the benefits and limits of various approaches to violence risk assessment, and an overview of approaches and available tools for violence assessment. 
Vicarious Trauma: Understanding and Addressing the Effects of Working with People with Traumatic Backgrounds 
Friday, June 24, 2016     9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bearing witness to the traumatic lives of our clients can create cumulative stress in lives of mental health professionals.  In fact, we may feel as though we have been traumatized by the stories of our clients.  Vicarious trauma can have impacts upon a person’s professional and personal life. For persons in the helping professions, it becomes important to understand the signs of vicarious trauma, how to distinguish between vicarious trauma and burnout, and how to cope with the stress of caring for others. This presentation will provide an overview of the definition of vicarious trauma, how to distinguish it from burnout, and what to do about it.
An Introduction to Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment
Thursday, May 12, 2016     8:30 a.m. to Noon
This program will include: an introduction to Integrated Treatment for Co-occurring Disorder (COD); Stress-Vulnerability Model of COD; what is recovery, recovery exercise and shared decision making. It will also include screening and assessment, stages of change and goal setting.
Implementing Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment
Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. -- OR -- Friday, May 13, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. to Noon
This presentation will include: Exercises in recovery language, stages of change, goal setting and behavioral experiment as well as family problem-solving and Q & A time.
Adolescent Drug Use and Addiction
Friday, April 22, 2016      9:00 a.m. to Noon
This presentation will focus on the trends of adolescent substance use, providing information about the pressures adolescents face as well as developmental concerns. National trends, the pattern of addiction, as well as commonly used substances will be discussed.
Vicarious Trauma: Understanding and Addressing the Effects of Working with People with Traumatic Backgrounds - CANCELLED
TO BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE.
Bearing witness to the traumatic lives of our clients can create cumulative stress in lives of mental health professionals.  In fact, we may feel as though we have been traumatized by the stories of our clients.  Vicarious trauma can have impacts upon a person’s professional and personal life. For persons in the helping professions, it becomes important to understand the signs of vicarious trauma, how to distinguish between vicarious trauma and burnout, and how to cope with the stress of caring for others. This presentation will provide an overview of the definition of vicarious trauma, how to distinguish it from burnout, and what to do about it.
Psychiatric Medication Overview: Working with Adults
Friday, February 19, 2016     9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
This presentation will focus on the use of medication in treatment for individuals with mental health needs, covering the more common diagnoses and appropriate medications for each diagnosis, with a focus on new medications. Consideration for adults will be discussed. Diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for community clinicians will be included in the presentation.
QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention - Question, Persuade & Refer
Sunday, December 6, 2015     6:00 p.m.
In this one-hour training, individuals will learn to recognize the warning signs of suicide and how to apply three simple steps that may save a life.  This event, hosted by First Baptist Church in Harvard, is open to the community for anyone junior high aged and older.
Self-Injury: Simple Answers to Complex Questions
Friday, December 4, 2015     9:00 a.m. - Noon
This presentation will focus on non-suicidal self-injury, covering effective treatment, the difference between suicide and non-suicidal self-injury, resources for schools in working with students that struggle with non-suicidal self-injury, as well as understanding levels of care.
QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention - Question, Persuade & Refer
Tuesday, November 17, 2015     7:00 p.m.
In this one-hour training, individuals will learn to recognize the warning signs of suicide and how to apply three simple steps that may save a life.  This event, hosted by Living Waters Church in Crystal Lake, is open to the community for anyone junior high aged and older.
Using the DSM 5 in Case Formulation and Treatment Planning
Tuesday, November 10, 2015     9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
This presentation will focus on the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), released in May 2013 by the American Psychiatric Association.  The new structure of the DSM will be reviewed, as well as new and modified diagnoses that are relevant to children and adolescents.
Mental Health First Aid
Saturday, September 19, 2015     8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
This 8-hour training was developed due to the fact that mental health diagnoses - such as depression, anxiety, impulse control and misuse of alcohol and other drugs - are shockingly common in the United States. Participants will learn skills to help individuals who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

  

 

 

 

 

 

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