Mental Health First Aid for Older Adults

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 08:30 AM until 05:00 PM
Location and Delivery Method ( view map )
Delivery Method
Face-To-Face
Location Name
LINKS Mat-Su Parent Resource Center
Address
777 North Crusey Street, #101
City
Wasilla
State / Province
AK
Zip / Postal Code
99654
Country
United States
Cost Range
$50.00

Host And Instructor

Host
The Alaska Training Cooperative (AKTC)
Instructor
To Be Determined

Credits

Contact Hours: 8.00
C.E. Credit for Nursing - American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC): 8.00
Nursing CEs are being jointly provided by the Alaska Nurses Association and the Alaska Training Cooperative. The Alaska Nurses Association is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. CEs will be available for full participation.

Training Overview Description

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) for Older Adults is designed to address the specific mental health and substance disorders common in the aging population. By 2030, adults over the age of 65 will account for nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population. In older adults, symptoms such as apathy, sleep disturbances and appetite changes can be attributed to physical health conditions, dementias or even as a normal part of the aging process.

As a caregiver, the training can help in the recognition of depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts or gestures, as well as the role that substance abuse plays in the mental health of a loved one. The MHFA training will also teach caregivers the techniques necessary to support a person experiencing a mental health crisis and give them the knowledge of how to get help during the crisis.

Event-specific Details

This is an 8-hour certification course.Often a spouse, partner or family member does the majority of caregiving of older adults. As a direct service provider or caregiver, the training can help in the recognition of depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts or gestures, as well as the role that substance abuse plays in the mental health of a loved one over 65.

Alzheimer's Disease / Dementia
Behavioral Health / Mental Health
Geriatrics
Community Health Aide (CHA)
Community Health Practitioner (CHP)
Medical Assistant
Occupational Therapist
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Physical Therapist
Physical Therapy Assistant
Behavioral Health Aide
Social Worker
Case Manager/Care Coordinator
Home Health Aide/Personal Care Attendant
Individual Support Worker
Physician Assistant
Family Caregiver
Health Educator
Public Health Specialist

Registration Information

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