Training Programs

The Healthy Living Workshop is a six week self-management workshop that meets once a week, for two and a half hours. Each workshop is facilitated by two trained leaders following an established curriculum. This is not a lecture course; workshops are interactive with discussion encouraged. The workshop is designed to help people with ongoing health problems manage them more effectively. Anyone with a chronic condition such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, asthma, or any other on-going health problem is able to participate. Caregivers or family members who serve as caregivers to individuals with any chronic disease are welcomed.
Topics covered include:
· Dealing with difficult emotions
· Managing symptoms
· Goal setting
· Problem solving
· Nutrition
· Understanding medications
· Making informed treatment decisions
· Increasing strength and stamina through better fitness

Mental 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 USA is managed, operated, and disseminated by three national authorities: The National Council for Community Behavioral Health Care, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Missouri Department of Mental Health.

Mental Health First Aid is offered in the form of an 8 hour interactive course. MIKID can provide any of the following curriculums: Youth, Adult, Public Safety, Military/Veterans and their families. These courses present an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders in the U.S. and introduce participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, building an understanding of their impact, and provides an overview of common treatments. Those who take the 8 hour course to certify as a Mental Health First Aider 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.
The Mental Health First Aid 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 policy makers, volunteers, young people, families and the general public.

This training will provide participants with comprehensive skills to work effectively with individuals and colleagues from other cultures, backgrounds, and belief systems. The goal is to provide awareness, education, and guidance on providing culturally and linguistically appropriate care for all individuals. Participants will develop and strengthen their personal and organizational cultural and linguistic competence, within the healthcare system. This training is open to family members, MIKID staff and others interested in becoming more culturally competent.

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