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Behavioral Health and Wellness Menu

Thank you for your interest in securing a Behavioral Health and Wellness Training. The following menu consists of workshops, presentations, and training designed to help your organization learn about mental health and recovery. NAMI Georgia is able to facilitate the delivery of these programs through a network of subcontractors across the state. For the greatest chance of success, please submit requests 30 days out from the requested delivery date.

We are very fortunate to have several partnerships that pay for the majority of these Programs. However, this menu largely consists of programs facilitated through our network of subcontractors. Based on your location and population, some are not included in funded projects. Therefore, Programs that are included on this list may or may not have an associated cost based on current funding availability. We will notify you upon request whether current funding exists and/or if it meets current funding requirements. Please reach out to Manager@namiga.org with questions regarding costs.

Please note capacity refers to the cost to host a class up to a certain number of participants. Classes over this capacity will be charged for multiple deliveries depending on the true class size. These additional costs go to cover additional supplies, trainers, staff support, and other materials needed to support additional participants. Please note – most classes do not have an enrollment limit.

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Name Capacity Format Duration Description
NAMI Homefront 30 In-Person 6 Weeks NAMI Homefront is a 6-session educational program for families, caregivers and friends of military service members and veterans with mental health conditions. Based on the nationally recognized NAMI Family-to-Family program, NAMI Homefront is designed to address the unique needs of family, caregivers and friends of those who have served or are currently serving our country. The program is taught by trained family members of service members/veterans with mental health conditions.
NAMI SIGNALS 30 In-person or virtual 8 Hours With the SIGNALS ™ curriculum, educators and youth development stakeholders can go beyond awareness of mental illness and strengthen the development of positive mental health in children and youth.
The SIGNALS ™ curriculum identifies four “pivot points” of a child’s social-emotional health and wellness. The Pivot Points are a multidimensional structure to evaluate a child’s underlying skill deficits related to social-emotional and mental health development.
NAMI Introduction to Behavorial Health and Addicitive Disease -8 (IBHAD) 30 In-person or virtual 8 Hours IBHAD is an 8hr training designed to provide first responders and other community members with a better understanding of mental illnesses and developmental disabilities. Upon completion of the program, attendees will also be able to identify available community resources, have an overview of national and state mental health laws, and understand basic principles of de-escalation. This training offers continuing education credits for LPCs, LMSWs/LCSWs, and POST. * CEUs and POST credit available for qualified attendees
NAMI Introduction to Behavorial Health and Addicitive Disease-16 (IBHAD) 30 In-person or virtual 16 Hours The 16-hour training program includes all components of the 8-hour instruction as well as educational tools to effectively recognize and respond to those in crisis including:
• Family Perspective
• Suicide Prevention and/or QPR Training
• Assisting Veterans In Crisis
• Principles of De-Escalation
• First Responder Self-Care
NAMI In Our Own Voice Presentation 500 In-person or virtual 2 Hours In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a unique public education program developed by NAMI, in which two trained consumer/peer speakers share compelling personal stories about living with mental illness and achieving recovery.
Presentations are given to consumer groups, students, law enforcement officials, educators, providers, faith community members, politicians, professionals, inmates, and interested civic groups
NAMI Family-to-Family Class 30 In-person or virtual 8 Sessions NAMI Family-to-Family is a 8-session program for family, significant others, and friends of individuals with mental health conditions. Taught by a NAMI-trained family member, this program improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to a person with a mental health condition. The group setting of NAMI Family-to-Family provides mutual support and shared positive impact. This setting also allows you to experience compassion and reinforcement from people who understand your situation. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope.
NAMI Peer-to-Peer Class 30 In-person or virtual 8 Sessions NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a eight-session educational program for adults with mental health conditions who are looking to better understand themselves and their recovery. Taught by trained leaders with lived experience, this program provides an opportunity for mutual support and growth. NAMI Peer-to-Peer provides a safe and confidential space for individuals to experience compassion and understanding from people who relate to your experiences.
NAMI CIT-Youth / Youth In Crisis 30 In-person or virtual 20 Hours This 20 hour course provides training for professionals who work with youth on the most common Seriously Emotionally Disturbed (SED) diagnoses of children and youth, contemporary issues that can lead to crisis (i.e., Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, LGBTQ, Cyber-bullying, etc.), how to identify children and youth in crisis, and equip participants with the skills needed to effectively intervene. Participants will be provided with skills and resources that will assist them in providing safe, healthy environments for children and youth, and refer their parents/caregivers to appropriate professionals/agencies for assistance specific to their child’s needs. * CEUs and POST credit available for qualified attendees
NAMI Ending the Silence Presentation 75 In-person or virtual 60 – 90 minutes NAMI Ending the Silence is a 60- 90 minute presentation for audience members to raise their awareness about mental illness, help them recognize the early warning signs, and reinforce the importance of early intervention. Empowering participants to make a lasting difference in the lives of their youth, this presentation delivers effective tools for suicide prevention. Topics include a) understanding the difference between “bad behavior” and symptoms of a mental health condition; b) recognizing early warning signs; c) communicating effectively with families; d) linking to community resources quickly; e) creating a supportive environment for all youth. This presentation can be delivered to staff, parents, or to youth.
Building Resilience in the Face of Change, Trauma, and Loss 30 In-person 6 Hours This course is designed to prepare child development staff to assist students in responding to the change, trauma, and grief brought on by the coronavirus epidemic and related family and economic tensions. At the conclusion of the training, participants will: 1) understand a model for stress, trauma, and grief that gives a context for understanding students’ (and their own) response to the coronavirus epidemic and its impact, 2) describe a model of resilience that can insulate students’ against negative mental health outcomes as a result of the pandemic, 3) learn and practice a sequence of experiential activities to use with students to build resilience and effectively process change, trauma, and grief. This course is experiential, with the opportunity to practice leading and debriefing activities and includes resources for 25 separate activities that can be tailored to student groups.
Mental Health First Aid (Adults) 30 In-person 8 Hours This 8 hour course trains participants on the 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. Topics include: depression & mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, psychosis. Specialized training is available for Public Safety, Fire/EMS. Higher Education, Veterans, and Rural Communities
Mental Health First Aid (Youth) 30 In-person 8 Hours This is an 8-hour course that teaches a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources, and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, and self-help care. It teaches how to recognize symptoms of mental health disorders, how to offer and provide initial help, and how to guide a person toward appropriate treatments and other supportive help. The overall aims of YMHFA are to: (1) Preserve life when a person may be a danger to self or others; (2) Provide help to prevent the problem from becoming more serious; (3) Promote and enhance recovery, and; (4) Provide comfort and support.
QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) 30 In-person or virtual 1 Hour The QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention is a two hour program designed to teach gatekeepers-those who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide (e.g., parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, coaches, caseworkers, police officers)–the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond by following three steps: Question the individual’s desire or intent regarding suicide, Persuade the person to seek and accept help, Refer the person to appropriate resources. The training includes a short video that shows interviews with people who have experienced suicide in their families, schools, and neighborhoods, and it provides standardized role-play dialogue for use in a behavioral rehearsal practice session. Learning objectives include a) epidemiology of suicide and current statistics; b) myths & misconceptions about suicide and suicide prevention; c) warning signs of suicide; d) the Three Gatekeeper Skills (question, persuade, refer).
Trauma 101 for School Professionals 25 In-person or virtual 3 Hours This 3-hour course will provide participants with the foundational knowledge about child trauma and child traumatic stress. Three types of child trauma are defined. This course focuses on the impact of complex trauma on behavior and development, and helps participants identify strategies for working in a school setting with children who have experienced trauma. Continuing Education Credits are offered for LPCs, LCSWs, Nurses, DECAL, FVIP, LMFT (related), and POST.
BrainDev 101: Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Brain Development 25 In-person or virtual 3.5 Hours This 3.5-hour course provides participants with foundational knowledge about how adversity and trauma can impact brain development. The course introduces brain architecture and early brain development in children and focuses on the impact of adverse experiences in child trauma on the brain. Continuing Education Credits are offered for LPCs, LCSWs, Nurses, DECAL, FVIP, LMFT (related), and POST.
Trauma/Brain 201: Building Resiliency 25 In-person or virtual 6.5 Hours This 6.5-hour course is designed for those who have completed Trauma 101 and Brain 101. This course focuses on the components of a trauma-informed child and family service system, the importance of cross-agency collaboration, and building resiliency in caregivers, children, youth, and professionals. Continuing Education Credits are offered for LPCs, LCSWs, Nurses, DECAL, FVIP, LMFT (related), and POST.
**Please note that you MUST have completed Trauma 101 and BrainDev 101 in order to take this course.**
Trauma II: Recognizing and Managing Secondary Traumatic Stress 25 In-person or virtual 6.5 Hours This 6.5-hour course is designed to educate school staff on Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS) and its impact. Participants will learn how to assess STS symptoms in themselves and others, explore factors that help to protect professionals from the negative effects of STS, and discover strategies to use these protective factors to manage STS. Participants will also assess their own personal and professional self-care and develop STS management plans. Continuing Education Credits are offered for LPCs, LCSWs, Nurses, DECAL, FVIP, LMFT (related), and POST.
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) 30 In-person or virtual 16 Hours Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don’t need any formal training to attend the workshop—anyone 16 or older can learn and use the ASIST model. Learning objectives include a) understanding the ways personal & societal attitudes affect views on suicide; b) provide guidance & suicide first aid to a person at risk in ways that meet individual safety needs; c) identify key elements of an effective suicide safety plan & actions required to implement the plah; d) appreciate the value of improvingand integrating suicide prevention resources int he community; e) recognize other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care.
SafeTALK 30 In-person or virtual 4 Hours SafeTALK is a half-day training program that teaches participants to recognize and engage persons who might be having thoughts of suicide and to connect them with community resources trained in suicide intervention. SafeTALK stresses safety while challenging taboos that inhibit open talk about suicide. The program recommends that an ASIST-trained resource or other community support resource be at all trainings. The ‘safe’ of safeTALK stands for ‘suicide alertness for everyone’. The ‘TALK’ letters stand for the practice actions that one does to help those with thoughts of suicide: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe.
Mindful Self-Compassion 1-Day 25 In-person or virtual 8 Hours MSC1D is a 1-day (9:00AM-4:00PM) evidence-based skills-building workshop in mindful self-compassion. This is
an adaptation of the empirically-supported 8-week MSC course developed by Dr. Kristin Neff and Dr.
Christopher Germer and offered through the Center of Mindful Self-Compassion. This trauma-informed training
helps participants learn fundamental concepts and skills in mindfulness and self-compassion.
OWLS Mental Health 101 50 In-person or virtual 1 Hour Outreach Wellness Learning (OWL) Seminars, an innovative education program model that will address the pervasive challenge of mental health education in communities across the Georgia. OWL Seminars teaches individuals about mental health and wellness by recognizing signs and symptoms of mental illness, effective strategies to gain and/or maintain good mental health and ways to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness to increase help seeking behaviors.
• Explain the difference between mental distress and mental illness.
• Describe common mood and anxiety disorders and their signs and symptoms.
• Demonstrate effective coping strategies during period of stress
OWLS Building Resilience in Youth 50 In-person or virtual 1 Hour Outreach Wellness Learning (OWL) Seminars, an innovative education program model that will address the pervasive challenge of mental health education in communities across the Georgia. OWL Seminars teaches individuals about mental health and wellness by recognizing signs and symptoms of mental illness, effective strategies to gain and/or maintain good mental health and ways to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness to increase help seeking behaviors.
• Describe mental health, social emotional development and the impact of trauma.
• Identify ways to build and strengthen resilience in children.
• Demonstrate self-care practices to maintain mental wellness
OWLS Mental Health Crisis 50 In-person or virtual 1 Hour Outreach Wellness Learning (OWL) Seminars, an innovative education program model that will address the pervasive challenge of mental health education in communities across the Georgia. OWL Seminars teaches individuals about mental health and wellness by recognizing signs and symptoms of mental illness, effective strategies to gain and/or maintain good mental health and ways to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness to increase help seeking behaviors.
• Describe types of mental health crises and how to assess for risk of harm.
• Identify effective coping strategies to empower individuals to seek help.
• Demonstrate ways to effectively respond to a person in crisis.
OWLS My Life is a Gift: Suicide Prevention 50 In-person or virtual 1 Hour Outreach Wellness Learning (OWL) Seminars, an innovative education program model that will address the pervasive challenge of mental health education in communities across the Georgia. OWL Seminars teaches individuals about mental health and wellness by recognizing signs and symptoms of mental illness, effective strategies to gain and/or maintain good mental health and ways to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness to increase help seeking behaviors.
• Explain the impact of suicide and the relation to behavioral health and trauma.
• Describe signs, symptoms & types of interventions effective for suicide prevention.
• Explore ways to provide support to individuals after a suicide attempt
OWLS Living with Mental Illness 50 In-person or virtual 1 Hour Outreach Wellness Learning (OWL) Seminars, an innovative education program model that will address the pervasive challenge of mental health education in communities across the Georgia. OWL Seminars teaches individuals about mental health and wellness by recognizing signs and symptoms of mental illness, effective strategies to gain and/or maintain good mental health and ways to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness to increase help seeking behaviors.
• Explore common mental health disorders and their impact.
• Learn effective ways to support someone with a mental illness.
• Learn effective ways to manage mental illness and promote wellness
OWLS Maternal Mental Health Education and Screening 50 In-person or virtual 1 Hour Outreach Wellness Learning (OWL) Seminars, an innovative education program model that will address the pervasive challenge of mental health education in communities across the Georgia. OWL Seminars teaches individuals about mental health and wellness by recognizing signs and symptoms of mental illness, effective strategies to gain and/or maintain good mental health and ways to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness to increase help seeking behaviors.
• Understand the prevalence of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs).
• Describe common PMADs and their signs, symptoms, and treatment options.
• Demonstrate effective ways to screen for postpartum depression using the Edinburg Screening Tool
OWLS Workplace Wellness 50 In-person or virtual 1 Hour Outreach Wellness Learning (OWL) Seminars, an innovative education program model that will address the pervasive challenge of mental health education in communities across the Georgia. OWL Seminars teaches individuals about mental health and wellness by recognizing signs and symptoms of mental illness, effective strategies to gain and/or maintain good mental health and ways to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness to increase help seeking behaviors.
• Explain work-related risk factors for overall health and maintaining work life rhythm
• Compare and contrast a Healthy Work Environment v/s Unhealthy Work Environment
• Explore ways to support people with mental disorders at work
• Implement wellness strategies to support a healthy work environment
OWLS Stress Management 50 In-person or virtual 1 Hour Outreach Wellness Learning (OWL) Seminars, an innovative education program model that will address the pervasive challenge of mental health education in communities across the Georgia. OWL Seminars teaches individuals about mental health and wellness by recognizing signs and symptoms of mental illness, effective strategies to gain and/or maintain good mental health and ways to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness to increase help seeking behaviors.
• Describe the impact of stress on mental health
• Explain prevention strategies to manage stress levels
• Demonstrate effective stress reduction techniques

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