Blair County Training Catalog

Training Catalog

Title of TrainingCategoryDescriptionNumber of Hours/DaysTraining Capacity
K-12 Student Assistance Program (SAP) TrainingBehavioral HealthStudent Assistance Program training conducted by a PA Approved SAP Training Provider is required for team members to follow the guidelines for the SAP process, identify at-risk students, ensure the appropriateness of the recommended services, maintain effective interagency collaboration and comply with state and federal laws protecting the privacy rights of parents and students.3 days25
Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale TrainingMental HealthThe Columbia Protocol, also known as the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS), supports suicide risk assessment through a series of simple, plain-language questions that anyone can ask via paper or phone app. The answers help users identify whether someone is at risk for suicide, assess the severity and immediacy of that risk, and gauge the level of support that the person needs. This training is targeted for any community member and/or clinicians not familiar with the C-SSRS. 1 hourN/A
Trauma 101Behavioral HealthThis training is appropriate as an entry-level overview of trauma concepts for anyone who may be interested in the topic for personal or professional growth, awareness, and/or education. There are no prerequisites or minimum education requirements for participants. This course will provide:
*An educational framework related to trauma principles, definitions, research findings, and potential impacts
* Basic information related to brain development and the effects of trauma on an individual’s brain structure
*Information on how each of us can do our “PART” to develop a trauma-sensitive and trauma-informed philosophy, and better address/prevent negative long-term impacts of trauma
*Education surrounding evidence-based interventions and available resources for those who have been impacted by trauma or adverse life experiences
*Reframe and hope for post-traumatic growth and resilience
2 hours25-50
Trauma 102Behavioral HealthThis training is appropriate as an entry-level overview of effective trauma-sensitive skills and practical tools for anyone who may be interested in expanding their awareness on the topics listed above. There is no minimum education requirement for participants of this course, but participants must have completed Trauma 101 as a prerequisite to this course. This training focuses on trauma-awareness and sensitivity by expanding on the concepts of:
*Self-care planning for personal safety and emotional well-being
*Regulation and the 3 R’s
*Trauma-sensitive skills for practical use
*Trauma-informed interventions that may assist individuals with regulation and management of emotions/reactions
*Effective response tools that can promote positive and healthy interactions with others
*Action Plans that allow participants to consider ways they can use/apply this information moving forward
2 hours25-50
Trauma 103This training is appropriate as an entry-level overview of the topics listed above. There are no prerequisites or minimum education requirements for participants.
The exposure to trauma, even when indirect, can be a stressful and emotional experience. Anyone who comes into frequent contact with trauma-impacted individuals incurs the risk of burnout and “Vicarious” or “Secondary” trauma. This could include mental health professionals, medical professionals, family members, caregivers, teachers, etc. To manage the potential impacts of vicarious trauma, this course provides further education and information surrounding:
*Awareness/education about the concept of vicarious trauma
*Identifying and distinguishing potential impacts of vicarious trauma
*Recognizing signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue and burnout, encouraging self-assessment, improving self-awareness
*Practical skills and self-care exercises that promote overall wellness for caregivers and/or “helpers”
2 hours 25-50
Talk Saves LivesMental HealthAn Introduction to Suicide Prevention30-60 minutes
Mental Health First Aid TrainingMental HealthMental Health First Aid helps people assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, participants 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.8 Hours
QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer)Teaches participants three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. 1 to 2 hours
More Than SadMental HealthThe More Than Sad training, developed by the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (AFSP), is offered to students, teachers, and parents and teaches them how to recognize signs of depression and other mental health problems, how to talk about mental health, and how to refer and get help when necessary.2 to 3 hours
Vaping/E-Cigarette Training of TrainersSubstance UseThis is a Training of Trainers for educators and other interested individuals who are committed to providing training presentations to students/youth in grades 6 through 12.2 hours
Mental Health Advance DirectivesMental HealthThis training educates individuals on Mental Health Advance Directives (MHAD). MHADs are created to help individuals with mental illness plan ahead for services and support in the event they become unable to make decisions for themselves. 2 hours
Hearing Distressing VoicesMental HealthThis training/simulation helps professionals who work with people who experience psychosis. The focus is to help build empathy and a better understanding of the challenges and strengths of individuals who hear voices. 2 hours
Motivational Interviewing Behavioral HealthMotivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based treatment that addresses ambivalence to change. MI is a conversational approach designed to help people through the change process. 2 days
Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)Behavioral HealthWRAP training helps individuals through a wellness and recovery approach to develop a plan and work through their own feelings and behaviors. 2 days or roughly 16 hours

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