Community Training

RiverValley Behavioral Health is extremely invested in the communities we serve. We are committed to sharing our knowledge about behavioral health with community members in our seven-county service region.

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.

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. We offer both Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid classes.

No Cost: RiverValley Behavioral Health offers Mental Health First-Aid training at no cost to participants year-round.

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Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Training

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) training helps participants learn the warning sides of suicide and how to question, persuade and refer someone to get help.

No Cost: RiverValley Behavioral Health offers QPR training at no cost to participants year-round.

Crisis Intervention Team Training
RiverValley provides Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) annual 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.

Narcan Training

Narcan is a life-saving medication that can reverse the effects of opioid overdose and save lives.

Training will consist of learning the statistics surrounding opioid overdose, signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose, what is Fentanyl, how to distinguish counterfeit pills from legitimate prescriptions, administering Narcan, self-storage and disposal. Participants will also receive a free dose of Narcan Nasal Spray.

No Cost: RiverValley Behavioral Health offers Narcan training at no cost to participants year-round.

Other training offered:

  • Safe Crisis Management
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk for Substance Use Disorder Treatment Professionals (AMSR-SUD)

For more information about training offered by RiverValley Behavioral Health, please email [email protected].