Mental Health First Aid for Higher Education - Fall 2023
2023fri17nov9:00 amfri4:30 pmMental Health First Aid for Higher Education - Fall 2023IN-PERSON EVENT | Registration Coming Soon
In 2022, over three-quarters of college students (77%) experienced moderate
In 2022, over three-quarters of college students (77%) experienced moderate to serious psychological distress; 35% of students were diagnosed with anxiety; and 27% had depression. According to the 2021 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 49.3% of full-time college students ages 18 to 22 drank alcohol in the past month; and, of those, about 27.4% engaged in binge drinking during that same time frame.
The Strategic Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) invites you to join us for an in-person Mental Health First Aid for Higher Education on Friday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Montgomery County Business Solutions Center (1435 Cincinnati St., #300, Dayton.)
Mental Health First Aid for Higher Education teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This training — which focuses on the unique experiences and needs of college students — gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.
WHAT IT COVERS:
- A discussion of campus culture and its relevance to the topic of mental health.
- A discussion of the specific stress and risk factors faced by those in higher education.
- Applying the action plan in a number of scenarios designed specifically for faculty, administration and students.
- A review of the mental health resources available on campus and through partnerships in the community.
Participants in this training will receive 8 contact hours, in addition to MHFAHE certification from the National Council for Mental Wellbeing. All registrants will be expected to complete pre- and post-course quizzes and a course evaluation to receive their certification.
*NOTE: Due to National Council for Mental Wellbeing requirements for certification, all training registrations must be submitted NO LATER than Tuesday, Oct. 17. This deadline cannot be extended.
When: Friday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Includes lunch)
Where: Montgomery County Business Solutions Center (1435 Cincinnati St., #300, Dayton)
- Personnel from SOCHE member schools: $25 admin/catering fee per person
- Personnel from NON-member schools/organizations: $35 admin/catering fee per person
Questions? Contact Mindy Claggett at SOCHE
Registration Cancellation Policy
Registration closes on Tuesday, Oct. 17, or when the event is full, whichever occurs first.
About the Presenter
Patricia “Pat” Clark
B.A. Psychology/Education | M.A. Guidance & Counseling | M.A. Educational Leadership
Pat Clark retired from public education having served students as a high school counselor. Not content with “retiring” Pat went on serve as a prevention specialist for the Abuse and Rape Crisis Shelter of Warren County’s Violence Free Coalition. Pat then went on to do grant work for the Warren County Educational Service Center conducting trainings in Youth Mental Health First Aid, and trauma. Pat opened her own consulting business, Ed-Vantage Consulting, to continue her passion of educating individuals around mental health issues. Pat is passionate about her work with youth and remains active as a member of the Violence Free Coalition of Warren County, the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Warren County, the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Warren County, and Warren County Connects. Pat has taught YMHFA for the past 8 years and MHFA for two years. In her spare time, she loves walking her dogs and playing golf.
(Friday) 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Montgomery County Business Solutions Center
1435 Cincinnati St