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ASIST

ASIST Training - In June 2014, the Johnson County Suicide Prevention Coalition had the opportunity to send local representatives to the ASIST Training of Trainers. Through this five-day course individuals learn the content and process of ASIST and the skills needed to conduct it.  These trainers are able to facilitate the two day ASIST workshop for individuals who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.

The workshop includes:

  • Presentations and guidance from two LivingWorks registered trainers
  • A scientifically proven intervention model
  • Workbook, videos and interactive activities 
  • Group discussions
  • Opportunity to practice skills 
  • A balance of challenge and safety 

This two day training has benefited a variety of audiences including: primary care professionals, clergy, school personnel and educators, law enforcement, mental health professionals and the general public.

Feedback from past participants: 

"Presenters helped us feel comfortable discussing a difficult subject. I feel much more confident now."

"Excellent course. I found it very applicable and useful."

"Enjoyed everything about ASIST. Great workgroup and a good combination of Mental Health professionals and others."

"Great training! Very practical and engaging." 

"I feel more secure having an actual framework to work from if faced with this situation."

 

As of March 2018, 343  participants have completed this two-day training. To sign up for a workshop, please contact Prevention Services at 913-715-7880 or JCMHCEvents@jocogov.org . 

To learn more information about the ASIST training, visit livingworks.net

Kansas Tobacco Retailer Training

The Kansas Tobacco Retailer Training is a program for individuals who have been cited for selling tobacco products to minors. The Tobacco Retailer Training Program consists of data/statistics regarding tobacco use among youth, overview of Kansas State Statute regarding tobacco: unlawful acts and penalties, proper procedures to use to determine age, valid forms of identification, refusal skills and tools for assistance. Trainings take approximately 1.5 hours to complete.

To enroll in a TIPS or Tobacco Retailer Training class, please complete the registration form and submit payment of $50 (cashiers check or money order only) made payable to Johnson County Mental Health Center.

Once registration and payment have been received, staff will personally contact you to schedule a time for you to complete the training. Trainings take place during business hours: Monday-Friday, starting at 9:00 AM.

All trainings will be held in the Prevention Services office located in the lower level of the Johnson County Mental Health Center at: 1125 West Spruce, Olathe, KS 66061.

If you find that you will be more than 15 minutes late for your appointment, please contact Prevention Services to re-schedule. You will be allotted one re-schedule only.

For more information or registration, please contact:

Prevention Services
1125 W. Spruce, Olathe, KS 66061
913-715-7880

 

Mental Health First Aid

This is a picture of the logo for Mental Health First AidMental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking public education program that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

Mental Health First Aid is an interactive 8-hour course that presents an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders in the U.S. and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments. Those who take the 8-hour course to become certified as Mental Health First Aiders learn a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

Mental health first aid article from JoCo Mag

The 8-hour Mental Health First Aid USA course has benefited a variety of audiences and key professions, including: primary care professionals, employers and business leaders, faith communities, school personnel and educators, state police and corrections officers, nursing home staff, mental health authorities, state policymakers, volunteers, young people, families and the general public.

There are two types of Mental Health First Aid courses — adult and youth.

Both adult and youth Mental Health First Aid courses are 8 hours long and feature:

  • Hands-on activities and practice
  • ALGEE, the 5-step action plan
  • An overview of local mental health resources, support groups, and other help
  • A resource manual packed with information on all topics covered in the course

Find out which course type is best for you.

Adult Mental Health First Aid

The adult Mental Health First Aid course is appropriate for anyone 18 years and older who wants to learn how to help a person who may be experiencing a mental health related crisis or problem. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid is 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. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. 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. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

For more information on Mental Health First Aid and the content of the trainings, please contact Jamie Katz at 913-715-7880 or Jamie.Katz@jocogov.org

Cost for MHFA Trainings
$50/participant
*Limited Scholarships available for those who need financial assistance

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Want to attend an upcoming Mental Health First Aid training?

Want schedule a training at your organization?

Please contact Prevention Services at 913-715-7880 or JCMHCEvents@jocogov.org

 

TIPS

tips logo: word tips with purple dots above t and iJohnson County Mental Health Center is recognized by the Department of Revenue Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control as a certified Kansas Seller/Server Training Program using the TIPS curriculum.

The Training For Intervention ProcedureS (TIPS) is an alcohol intervention program that trains individuals to serve and/or sell alcohol responsibly in any setting. The purpose of TIPS is to help people create the kind of environment that promotes safety and responsibility wherever alcohol is sold. Included in this training is a review of proper procedure to use to determine age and valid forms of identification.

There are two trainings available for alcohol:

  • Training for On Premise establishments, such as restaurants, bars, hotels and nightclubs
  • Training for Off Premise establishments, such as grocery stores, convenience stores and liquor stores

TIPS sessions are offered through eTIPS®, an online training program or through the classroom with a certified TIPS Trainer. Training conducted through eTIPS is delivered through a computer and served over the web. eTIPS Training is self-paced and can be accessed at any time. eTIPS training takes 1.5-3 hours to complete. Training conducted by a trainer via classroom is implemented through video and printed materials to facilitate discussion of the course content. Course material is presented in three sections: Information, Skills Training and Practice/Rehearsal. Classroom training takes 4 hours to complete.

To enroll in an eTIPS class, please complete the registration form and submit payment of $50 (cashiers check or money order only) made payable to Johnson County Mental Health Center.

Once registration and payment have been received, staff will personally contact you to schedule a time for you to complete the eTIPS training.

Ability to read, write and understand English, and the ability to operate a computer will be required to take the eTIPs training.

All eTIPS trainings will be held in the Prevention Services office located in the lower level of the Johnson County Mental Health Center at: 1125 West Spruce, Olathe, KS 66061.

If you find that you will be more than 15 minutes late for your appointment, please contact Prevention Services to re-schedule. You will be allotted one re-schedule only.

Please allow approximately three (3) hours time to complete this self-paced eTIPS training.

Technical assistance will be provided by Prevention Services staff during your scheduled eTIPS training if needed.

For more information or registration, please contact:

Prevention Services
1125 W. Spruce, Olathe, KS 66061
913-715-7880

24 Hour Emergency Services
913-268-0156