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Now Is the Time….Mental Health with Mental Health First Aid
December 2, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 2:15 pm CST
Presented by the Institute for Professional and Continuing Studies the Institute for Adolescent Suicide Prevention
Now Is the Time: Protecting and Promoting Adolescent Mental Health with Mental Health First Aid
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020
9:00AM-12:15PM (PT)/11:00AM-2:15PM (CT)/12:00PM-3:15PM (ET)
Event held online via Zoom, link to access provided upon registration
This program, when attended in its entirety, offers 3.0 APA CEs for Psychologists, and 3.0 BBS California CEUs for LPCCs, LPSW, and LMFTs
**LIVE ATTENDANCE OF THIS PROGRAM IS REQUIRED. For a complete list of programs available via recording please visit https://tcsppofficeofce.com/homestudy-courses/**
Together, our country is facing multiple challenges, including a pandemic, ongoing racial inequity and systemic reform. In the face of these challenges, young people have shown their ability to lead with resilience, bravery and kindness. And yet, there are also young people, who are suffering, and should receive support and resources. The current environment makes protecting and promoting the mental health of young people more important than ever.
This webinar will introduce participants to Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), a public education program, that can help communities understand mental illnesses, seek timely intervention, and save lives. Two MHFA trainings are being used in thousands of communities across the country to promote adolescent mental health and prevent crisis such as suicide.
• Mental Health First Aid for Adults Assisting Youth is a training designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations.
• teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA) is a training for students in 10th-12th grade. Recognizing that teens prefer sharing problems with peers, tMHFA teaches students the skills they need to recognize and help peers with mental health and substance use challenge and crises. Students learn how to use the teen MHFA Action Plan which focuses on seeking the help of a trusted adult.
Participants will learn about why these Mental Health First Aid trainings are effective and how trained adults use the MHFA intervention to support adolescents experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis including suicide. This interactive webinar will include a brief skill building portion from the MHFA curriculum that teachers participants how to identify warning signs versus typical adolescent behavior and how to have a supportive conversation with a young person if they are experiencing a crisis or non-crisis situation. Finally, participants will learn how they can become certified in Mental Health First Aid, how they can bring teen Mental Health First Aid to their community, and how they can participate in other professional development opportunities for the TCSPP community to learn about adolescent mental health.
• Explain what Mental Health First Aid is and how trained adults use the intervention to support adolescents experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis.
• Identify typical adolescent behavior versus warning signs of a mental health challenge or crisis.
• Describe strategies to have a supportive conversation with a young person and resources to connect young people to if they are experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis.
• List opportunities for TSCPP staff and students to become certified in MHFA and additional professional development opportunities to learn about promoting adolescent mental health and preventing suicide.
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Professional Bio of Presenter : Lacey Rosenbaum, PhD, Director, Curricula and Research, Mental Health First Aid USA, National Council for Behavioral Health, Adjunct Faculty, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Lacey Rosenbaum, PhD, is a psychologist with over 10 years of leadership experience in the development, management and evaluation of programs focused on youth and adult mental health and well-being.
Dr. Rosenbaum is currently the Director of Curricula and Research for Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) USA at the National Council for Behavioral Health. Dr. Rosenbaum oversees the development of MHFA curricula focused on children and youth and manages research and evaluation of all curricula. Dr. Rosenbaum led the cross-cultural adaptation and implementation of the teen Mental Health First Aid training in the United States funded by Lady Gaga’ Born This Way Foundation. Rosenbaum is currently working with a team from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Public Health to conduct a randomized study measuring changes in adolescents’ mental health literacy, skills and confidence in providing MHFA to a peer.
Dr. Rosenbaum earned her doctoral degree in International Psychology with a concentration in trauma services from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Her research explored the social ecological factors that contribute to psychological resilience in young people living with HIV in South Africa. Data collected from her research in South Africa was recently published in an article, Culturally Relevant Resilience: A Psychometric Meta‐Analysis of the Child and Youth Resilience Measure (CYRM), the July 2020 issue of the Journal of Research on Adolescence.
Dr. Rosenbaum is currently an adjunct faculty member at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She teaches doctoral courses in the International Psychology program and serves as an advisor for student dissertation research studies.
Prior to this working at the National Council, Dr. Rosenbaum directed the American Psychological Association’s Safe and Supportive Schools Project, a CDC funded initiative focused on preventing adolescent health risk in schools across the country. Dr. Rosenbaum has also worked as a mental health counselor with young people in school settings and in community-based behavioral health organizations. Dr. Rosenbaum has a master’s degree in mental health counseling from George Mason University, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from American University.
Program Standards and Goals:
This program meets APA’s continuing education Standard 1.1: Program content focuses on application of psychological assessment and/or intervention methods that have overall consistent and credible empirical support in the contemporary peer reviewed scientific literature beyond those publications and other types of communications devoted primarily to the promotion of the approach.
This program meets APA’s continuing education Goal 1: Program is relevant to psychological practice, education, and/or science.
Workshop Schedule (Shown in CT):
11:00 am – Event Begins
One 15-Minute Break
2:15 pm – Event Ends
Registration and Fees:
General admission: $125.00
TCSPP Faculty/Staff: $60.00
TCSPP Site Supervisors: $60.00
TCSPP Students/Alumni: $25.00
Fees for these workshops support the activities of the Institute for Adolescent Suicide Prevention. These fees do reflect an increase of the fees for the special events of Suicide Prevention Month in September.
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2. Gryglewicz, K., Childs, K. K., & Soderstrom, M. F. (2018). An evaluation of youth mental health first aid training in school settings. School mental health, 10(1), 48-60.
3. Hart, L. M., Morgan. A.J., Rossetto, A., Kelly, C. M., Mackinnon, A., Jorm, A.F. (2018). Helping adolescents to better support their peers with a mental health problem: a cluster-randomized crossover trial of teen Mental Health Frist Aid. Australia and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry.
4. Hart, L. M., Mason, R. J., Kelly, C. M., Cvetkovski, S., & Jorm, A. F. (2016). ‘teen Mental Health First Aid’: a description of the program and an initial evaluation. International journal of mental health systems, 10(1), 3.
5. Ross, A. M., Hart, L. M., Jorm, A. F., Kelly, C. M., & Kitchener, B. A. (2012). Development of key messages for adolescents on providing basic mental health first aid to peers: a Delphi consensus study. Early intervention in psychiatry, 6(3), 229-238.
Target Audience: Healthcare and Mental healthcare professionals, hypnosis practitioners, University faculty and students. Members of the TCSPP community.
Psychologists. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 3.0 continuing education credits. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to Danielle Bohrer at 312-467-2364. There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.
MFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs. Course meets the qualifications for 3.0 hour of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. If you are licensed outside of California please check with your local licensing agency to to determine if they will accept these CEUs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to offer continuing education programming for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an accredited or approved postsecondary institution that meets the requirements set forth in Sections 4980.54(f)(1), 4989.34, 4996.22(d)(1), or 4999.76(d) of the Code.
Participation Certificate. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is able to provide students and other participants who simply wish to have documentation of their attendance at the program a participation certificate.
Non Psychologists. Most licensing boards accept Continuing Education Credits sponsored by the American Psychological Association but non-psychologists are recommended to consult with their specific state-licensing board to ensure that APA-sponsored CE is acceptable.
*Participants must attend 100% of the program in order to obtain a Certificate of Attendance.
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.