These no cost, one-half day workshops help identify the Chester County Child & Adult Serving Systems and describe the criteria required to access and use each system.
Child Serving Systems workshop includes Children, Youth and Families, Mental Health/Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (including Early Intervention), Juvenile Probation, Drug and Alcohol, Education, Health, Community Development and the Chester County Youth Center. Training is held in April and October.
Adult Serving Systems workshop include Adult Probation, Mental Health/Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Drug and Alcohol, Department of Aging, Health Department, Chester County Prison and the Department of Community Development. Training is held in January and June.
Staff from county departments and social service agencies, families and other interested community members would benefit from these trainings.
Please click here to see when the next Child and/or Adult training is scheduled.
Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses, like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia.
Mental Health First Aid training has been developed specifically for adults, youth, older adults and public safety personnel. There is also a Spanish version of the adult training.
Adult MHFA - Malvern: May 2019
Youth MHFA - Parkesburg: April 2019