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Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic

2-Day Veterans, Military and Families Mental Health First Aid Certification Training (In-Person)

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2-Day Veterans, Military and Families Mental Health First Aid Certification Training  (In-Person)
2-Day Veterans, Military and Families Mental Health First Aid Certification Training  (In-Person)

Time & Location

Jul 18, 2023, 3:00 PM – Jul 25, 2023, 7:00 PM

Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic, 3609 Ocean Ranch Blvd, Oceanside, CA 92056, USA

About the event

Participants must register and attend both days on July 18th and 25th, 2023,  from 3 pm to 7 pm, to be certified in Mental Health First Aid.  

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID FOR VETERANS, MILITARY MEMBERS, AND THEIR FAMILY

While military service often fosters resilience in individuals and families, some may experience mental health or substance use challenges. It is essential that our communities be prepared to identify and support the more than 22 million veterans and their families who have served our country. Mental Health First Aid is a way to increase the level of baseline knowledge about mental health and substance use concerns and, if necessary, to help individuals get connected to care.

Family members and personnel working with military and families are often not aware of how to engage veterans with mental illnesses and addictions. In addition to the impact of military service on the veteran, each has a circle of family (significant other, children, parents, siblings, etc.) and friends who are also impacted by their military service.

Mental Health First Aid offers a simple, proven combination of information and techniques for effective interventions. A tailored module builds upon the effectiveness of the standard Mental Health First Aid curriculum by focusing on the unique experiences and needs of the military, veteran, and family population.

The program is listed in SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidenced-Based Programs and Practices. Mental Health First Aid is a low-cost, high-impact program that generates tremendous community awareness and support.

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