Children’s Mental Health Awareness 2013 Events
Mental Health First Aid—May 23 & 24, 2013 9 am-4:30 pm Training goal is to increase awareness for mental health literacy and decrease stigma associated with mental health.
Raising Special Kids Events
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May 25th ‐ Community ABA class on Discrete Trial Teaching
Led by Aaron Blocher‐Rubin, Executive Director
The half‐day class is offered once a year for parents, habilitators, and anyone else who would like to learn more about this specialized ABA approach to teaching skills.
Social Skills Playgroups
Led by our Speech & Language Department
These groups provide a fun environment to improve social language and interaction. A great way for kids to make new friends! New groups forming now ‐ call for details.
ABA Home Programs and BCBA Consulting
Led by Carey Burgess, Director of Behavioral Consultation Services
For more info contact Paulina Tiffany, Outreach Coordinator, at Paulina@AZAunited.org or 602‐773‐5780
Mental Health First Aid
Attend a Mental Health First Aid training near you…
Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking public education program that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
Mental Health First Aid is offered in the form of an interactive 12‐hour course that presents an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders in the U.S. and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments. Those who take the 12‐hour course to certify as Mental Health First Aiders learn a 5‐step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self‐help care.
If you wish to take one of the upcoming courses you must register first and commit to attend all 12 hours for your session in order to be certified.
For information about upcoming courses or to find out how to schedule a course for your organization please contact Jenna DePeal at (602) 364‐4661 or Jenna.DePeal@azdhs.gov. For general information about this program, explore potential partnerships, request a presentation or an interview, contact Claudia Sloan at BHSCommunications@azdhs.gov.Additional trainings may be found at: