Community Training

For more information about training offered by RiverValley Behavioral Health, or to schedule a training for your organization and learn about upcoming opportunities, please email [email protected] or fill out the contact form below.

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) 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.

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 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.

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

Community Training

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