RiverValley Behavioral Health is extremely invested in the communities we serve. We focus on sharing our knowledge about behavioral health with anyone that would benefit from it. Below are some of the training we offer and community boards we are involved in.
Mental Health First Aid
In 2019, RiverValley Behavioral Health trained over 1,000 teachers, clergy, first responders, doctors, dentists, social service workers and others in Mental Health First Aid. We host these classes free of charge.
Mental Health First Aid is an eight-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance abuse problem or experiencing a crisis.
Mental Health First Aid takes the fear and hesitation out of starting conversations about mental health and substance use problems by improving understanding and providing an action plan.
If you are interested in setting up a Mental Health First Aid course for your organization, please contact us.
Crisis Intervention Team Training
Once a year, RiverValley provides Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training to local law enforcement. This training can help keep people with mental illness out of jail and in treatment, on the road to recovery. CIT helps to reduce arrests of people with mental illness while simultaneously increasing the likelihood that individuals will receive mental health services.