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Mental Health First Aid for Higher Education - Spring 2024

2024fri26apr8:30 amfri4:30 pmMental Health First Aid for Higher Education - Spring 2024IN-PERSON EVENT | Event Complete

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According to recent reports, 88% of college students reported their school life to be stressful and 60% of the students met the criteria for at least one mental health challenges. A 2019 study found that nearly half of college students who were followed from freshman to junior year met criteria for at least one substance use challenge during that time.

The Strategic Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) invites you to join us for an in-person Mental Health First Aid for Higher Education Training on Friday, April 26, at the Montgomery County Business Solutions Center (1435 Cincinnati St., Suite 300, Dayton). The training, which will culminate in certification, takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and includes lunch. 

Prepare your campus to address mental health and substance use challenges commonly experienced in higher education settings. Developed by people with lived experience of mental health challenges and professionals, this course teaches early intervention techniques and improves mental health literacy to help you understand, identify and respond to signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges.

Our engaging training program will help you decrease stigma, address tough challenges, and allow your students, professors, and other school faculty to show up fully in their daily lives and support those around them.


  • The relevance of mental health to the campus community.
  • Risk factors and protective factors specific to the higher education setting.
  • Using the MHFA Action Plan (ALGEE) in scenarios designed specifically for faculty, administration and students.
  • National, campus and community mental health resources.

WHO SHOULD TAKE IT: Students ages 18 and up; faculty; resident advisors; academic and career advisors; campus clergy; financial aid employees; coaches and athletic personnel; administrators; and anyone else who works in face-to-face roles with students.

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, March 26. This deadline cannot be extended.

When: Friday, April 26, from 8:30 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, March 26, or when the event is full, whichever occurs first.

About the Presenter

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Patricia “Pat” Clark
Ed-Vantage Consulting
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.


April 26, 2024 8:30 am - 4:30 pm(GMT-04:00)


Montgomery County Business Solutions Center

1435 Cincinnati St

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Councils & Committees

SOCHE is dedicated to advancing higher education through active collaboration, resource and knowledge building, and effective professional development programs. To accomplish this, SOCHE administers 16 active Councils and Committees. The purpose of a SOCHE Council or Committee is to provide an opportunity for representatives from higher education to be a resource for one another, share information and best practices, identify common challenges, and, ultimately, broaden awareness of the resources, services, and activities in higher education. SOCHE is also dependent upon the Councils and Committees for substantial input on annual professional development programs.

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