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Through this training, you will develop the skills and confidence to help others in crisis and promote healing. Participants in this course commit to a total of 8-hours of coursework which includes two hours of self-paced pre-work and a six-hour instructor-led session.
Adult Mental Health First Aid covers the following and is offered in both English and Spanish:
If you are interested in attending a training, please check out available opportunities or by visiting our contact us page to request more information on how we can partner together to deliver a course.
Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach family, friends, and community members how to help an adolescent (12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The training introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations.
Topics covered include:
Coast to Forest delivers Youth Mental Health First Aid trainings in Lake County. If you live or work in Lake County and would like to set-up a YMHFA training, please visit our contact us page to request more information.
If you live elsewhere in Oregon and are interested in participating in a YMHFA training, please visit Mental Health First Aid for Youth.
Like CPR, Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. It requires approximately 1-2 hours of commitment and covers the following:
Coast to Forest delivers QPR in Lake County. If you live or work in Lake County and would like to set-up a QPR training, please visit our contact us page to request more information.
If you live elsewhere in Oregon and are interested in participating in a QPR training, please visit Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR).
If you are a member of or serve the farm and ranch community and would like to attend a QPR training, please visit Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network.
Coast to Forest has supported multiple rural counties in setting local policy priorities by adapting SAMHSA’s Community Conversations About Mental Health, a best practice toolkit that supports community collaboration for addressing mental health needs. These conversations have allowed local leaders to reach informed consensus and commit to priorities. Resulting action plans have been used to prioritize funding, inform opioid settlement investments, guide CCO decision making, operationalize investments, and increase collaboration around prioritized action areas.
For additional information, please refer to the final reports below:
This webinar-style training equips future facilitators with the necessary skills to adapt and deliver SAMHSA’s Community Conversations About Mental Health, a best practice toolkit that supports community collaboration for addressing mental health needs. These skills include leading discussion and action planning on mental health, opioid use, and substance use. Participants will also learn how to convene diverse partners to engage in challenging conversations.
Anyone interested in convening these conversations in their local communities is welcome to attend. This can include, but is not limited to, Extension, public health, behavioral health or school-based professionals, representatives from community-based organizations, traditional health workers, or other community stakeholders.
Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) 101 is an introductory course that provides an overview of substance use disorders, along with evidence-based approaches to prevention, intervention, and treatment.
Whereas other continuing education courses on substance use tend to focus on specific professions or situations, this course takes a more comprehensive and inclusive approach and is uniquely designed for anyone interested in helping individuals or communities impacted by substance use disorders.
To learn more, please visit Substance Use Disorders 101.
This one-hour training is designed to equip practitioners, journalists, advocates, and other communicators with framing principles to help tell a new story about alcohol and drugs. To learn more about previous trainings we’ve done, please visit Telling a New Story About Alcohol and Drugs.
In 2022, the OSU Center for Health Innovation (OCHI) conducted a needs assessment for the 16-county Oregon-Idaho High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) with funding from the University of Baltimore Center for Drug Policy and Prevention. The goal for the project’s first year was to understand local needs in such a way as to envision a forward-focused “2.0” vision for public health and public safety partnerships in the region.
To read, visit PH&PS Overdose Partnership Needs Assessment
An Addendum to “A needs assessment for public health and public safety partnerships in the Oregon Idaho High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA),” originally completed May 2023.
To read, visit OCHI HIDTA Addendum