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The Coast to Forest project delivers a variety of trainings including Adult Mental Health First Aid (English & Spanish), Youth Mental Health First Aid, Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR); Substance Use Disorder 101; and De-Stigmatizing Media Training. This page highlights additional trainings beyond what Coast to Forest delivers. For more information on Coast to Forest trainings, please visit the "Our Programs" page.
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.
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.
Please visit our contact us page for more information.
Peer Support Specialists (PSS) are people with lived experience who provide support for those in recovery for mental health or substance use. Peer Support Specialists can provide support in a variety of ways including acting as a peer mentor, helping advocate for someone in recovery, connecting individuals with resources, and more.
Specific training and certification requirements vary by state.
To become a Peer Support Specialist in Oregon, an individual must:
To learn more about how to become a Peer Support Specialist in Oregon, please visit Peer Support Specialist Training Requirements for Certification.
A grant-funded project that houses an extensive education catalog of over 200 trainings for providers focused on serious mental illness (SM).