Mental Health Training
Instructor: Ameet Bosmia
Duration: 4 Hours
Mental Health Disorders Training will assist attendees to increase safety for both persons with the
most commonly occurring mental health conditions and First Responders.
The training will:
- Discuss ways to communicate with those with mental health disorders, including those with ADHD, Anxiety Disorder, Mood Disorders, ODD, Conduct Disorder, PTSD, and psychosis
- Discuss best scene management techniques regarding individuals with mental health disorders, including those manifesting psychosis
- Review de-escalation techniques and why they are an important first option
- Introduce resources available to assist First Responders beyond this training session
At the conclusion of this training program, responders to the accident, emergency, and other intervention scenes will be able to:
- Recognize individuals with the aforementioned mental health conditions by checking the response scene for standard identification sources and by evaluating an individual’s physical and behavioral cues.
- Ascertain the individual’s ability to communicate effectively with the responder, with or without assistance from a caregiver.
- Recognize social, communication, and behavioral difficulties for persons with the aforementioned mental health disorders.
- Apply established techniques for managing verbal and non-verbal behaviors typiclly encountered with a person with the aforementioned mental health disorders in order to elicit necessary information for working the response scene.
- Apply established techniques for protecting the physical safety, well-being, and privacy of a person with the aforementioned disorders during a response event.
- Assess behavioral cues to select and apply appropriate techniques when physical contact (i.e., touching or restraining) is required to care for an individual.
- Apply search and rescue procedures in the context of individuals who may lack appropriate fear or personal safety consideration. Review search and rescue procedures.
- Identify and recommend preventive measures to caregivers of a person with the aforementioned mental health disorders to address other potential physical safety issues.
- Understand how Adverse Childhood Experiences, aka ACEs, play a role in mental health
- Understand the importance of working with an individual demonstrating any of the aforementioned mental health conditions, including those manifesting psychosis, in order to build more positive relationships leading to safer interactions.
Course objectives are supported by real world examples from trainer’s experiences and video illustrations. Additional material and information will be provided to attendees. Course is delivered in virtual classroom environment.
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