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16 Hr Introduction to Behavioral Health Training Course

First Responders, Clergy, Hospital Personnel, Security Officers, and other Community Partners are invited to attend an Introduction to Behavioral Health 16-hour training program. Class instruction will include:

  Introduction to Behavioral Health and Addictive Diseases
  Mental Health Law
  Overview of Community Resources
  Living in Recovery – An inside look at Recovery with Mental Illness
  Family Perspective
  Suicide Risk Assessment (QPR-Training)
  Assisting Veterans In Crisis
  An Introduction to the Georgia Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program
  Principles of De-Escalation
  First Responder Self-Care
  Practical Exercises

Those who successfully complete the course will have a better understanding of mental illness and developmental disabilities such as autism and addictive diseases. They 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. Please note: There is NO P.O.S.T. credit for this course.

Class Schedule


June 19-20, 2017: 8am-5pm (Register by June 15)
Location: NAMI Georgia Office, 4120 Presidential Pkwy, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30340
Phone: 770-234-9347

June 26-27, 2017: 8am-5pm (Register by June 21)
Roswell-Alpharetta Public Safety Training Center, 11565 Maxwell Rd, Alpharetta, GA 30009
Phone: 770-234-9347

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