Mental Health First Aid Certification

Mental Health First Aid Certification

Wednesday, November 1, 2023
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM (CDT)

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Memorial Union

800 Langdon Street Madison, WI 53703 United States
Category: International Conferences

AEE International Conference Pre-Conference Event

Mental Health First Aid Certification 

Madison, Wisconsin | November 1 | 1pm-5:30pm | $52

Mental Health First Aid is a certification program offered through the National Council on Mental Wellbeing.
Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps layresponders assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.
Mental Health First Aid teaches about recovery and resiliency – the belief that individuals experiencing these challenges can and do get better, and use their strengths to stay well.
Mental Health First Aid provides a 3-year certification and an action plan to be a resource to friends, family, and your community.
This topic is particularly important to those within experiential education as we need to support ourselves and our participants through the difficult process of making meaning from experiences.
This course is taught in a blended learning format and has online components before and after the in-person session.

Presenters: Evan Small & Frannie Varker

Dr. Evan Small is a faculty member in the Dr. Jo Watts Williams School of Education at Elon University. His background includes a strong focus in social justice and experiential education including study abroad, outdoor education, service-learning, and project-based learning.

Frannie Varker, Ph.D. is a faculty member at College of Education at Appalachian State University. Her background includes work as a professional facilitator and program director at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and her academic pursuits in Peace and Conflict Studies and Educational Studies.

Register by clicking the green register now button above!