Thursday, October 27, 2022
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (EST)

1-hour break for lunch

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Training Team                      
Ohio Domestic Violence Network 

Please join us for this virtual, interactive training

Adult Mental Health First Aid

Thursday, October 27, 2022

9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. (EST)

Mental illness and substance abuse are common impacts of domestic violence victimization. Unfortunately, for the many survivors navigating mental health concerns and substance use disorders, support can feel nearly impossible to find due to stigma and obstacles to treatment. Mental Health First Aid is a crucial training for domestic violence advocates, as it teaches how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. 

Join ODVN for this training opportunity, where you will learn how to identify common signs of mental illness and substance use, interact with survivors in crisis, provide initial support, and connect survivors to the appropriate care. Attendees will leave this training with important information, resources and strategies to support a survivor-driven approach for survivors living with mental illness and substance use disorders.

Interested in learning more about the Mental Health First Aid training and model? Check out these Frequently Asked Questions on the National Council for Mental Wellbeing website. 


Nationally Certified Instructors: Alicia Williamson, MSW, LSW, Director of Training and Program Services; Denise Kontras, MA, RA, Membership and Program Coordinator

Registration Eligibility: Those who register must be willing to complete the pre-learning coursework required to take the live training. Pre-learning coursework will take registrants approximately 1.75 hours to complete. Further details about pre-learning coursework will be emailed to registrants after registration is complete. Attendees must complete all pre-learning and attend the full training to receive credit.

Registration is limited to 30 attendees. If you are unable to complete the coursework by the due date, or if you are no longer able to attend after registering, please contact the Training Team at training@odvn.org. 

Cost: $23.95, which includes attendance to the training, digital access to pre-learning, virtual guide, and additional resources

Scholarships are available to ODVN Program Members who are unable to cover the cost of training. Please contact training@odvn.org to request information about scholarships. Scholarship recipients will receive a code to use when registering. 

CEUs:  Attendees will receive a certificate after fully completing this training, including required pre-learning coursework and the live training. Licensed Counselors and Social Workers may use this certificate to apply for CEUs from their state professional board. CEUs are not pre-approved for this training. 

Deadline to Register: Friday, October 7, 2022

American Sign Language interpreters will be available upon request.

Upon registering, you should receive a confirmation email within 24 hours. If you have not, please contact the Training Team at training@odvn.org.