Mental Health First Aid: Law Enforcement

Mental Health First Aid: Law Enforcement







The 8-hour Mental Health First Aid professional development course is taught to help law enforcement, first responders, corrections officers, 911 dispatch staff, and other public safety professionals better understand mental illnesses and addictions. In addition, it provides training that helps to deescalate incidents so they can respond to mental health related calls appropriately without compromising safety.




The goals of mental health first aid for public safety include:


  • defuse crises
  • promote mental health literacy
  • combat stigma of mental illness
  • enable early intervention
  • connect people to care
  • Most important, MHFA for public safety introduces first responders to a discussion around the mental health of their own and provides a safe zone in which to begin the conversation about accessing mental health services within their culture.




The course will teach you how to apply the ALGEE Action Plan:


  • Assess for Risk of Suicide or Harm
  • Listen nonjudgmentally
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies  Reassurance and information





Dates 01/07/20 - 01/07/20


  • Time of day: Days
  • Duration: 1 week
  • Days: Tuesday
  • Hours: 8
  • Class Times: 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • CRN: 4054
  • Tuition: $105
  • Room: Beacon Hall 135
  • Instructor: Dawn M. Roy, LCSW

Textbook/Workbook and Lunch included in tuition

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