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Mental Health First Aid for Older Adults

by Penn State Extension

Apr 06, 2022

Mental Health First Aid for Older Adults is a training that will teach you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. This training 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 challenge and help connect them to the appropriate care.

When: Tue., May 24, 2022 (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET)

Format: Live Online via Zoom

This training focus on older adults and aging challenges. The Older Adults module expands upon the effectiveness of the standard Mental Health First Aid for adults curriculum by focusing on addressing the increasing number of aging baby boomers and the growing issue of high rates of late-onset mental health disorders and health conditions. This training will help prepare those individuals working with this vulnerable population to learn how to identify and address mental health challenges and connect them to appropriate services.

Approximately one week prior to the first webinar, registrants will receive an email with further instruction on how to complete the participant pre-wor

Who is this for?

  • Area Agencies on Aging staff
  • Nursing home personnel
  • Senior citizen center staff
  • Home health personnel
  • Family members
  • Social workers
  • Community members
  • Faith-based organizations

What will you learn?

  • An understanding of older adult culture and perspective
  • An understanding of the unique mental health needs of older adults or those experiencing late-life challenges

The course also requires self-completion of Prework and Postwork Assignments. See the Agenda tab for the course timeline and requirements.

Registration is required to receive the link to access the webinar.

Registration Deadline: May 17, 2022 11:59 PM

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