NCAEYC is partnering with the ITTI Care Project and Alliance Health to offer an opportunity for child care administrators to become trained in Adult Mental Health First Aid free of charge!
Thanks to DCDEE for dedicating Preschool Development Funds to this initiative, there will be no charge to participants for the training or the boxed lunch that will be provided.
Participants will earn 7.5 hours of NC DCDEE Contact Hour Credits awarded through NCAEYC for completion of the training.
The training begins promptly at 9.00 am and concludes at 5:00 pm. You must be present for the entire training to receive credit hours. Check in at 8:45, light refreshments will be provided
Registration is limited to 30 and only to those working in licensed child care programs who supervise teachers. If you are a child care administrator who can commit to this full day training, please register.
Watch the 2 minute video to learn more about what it means to be a Mental Health First Aider.
Mental Health First Aid for Adults teaches people how to recognize signs of mental health or substance use challenges in adults ages 18 and older, how to offer and provide initial help, and how to guide a person toward appropriate care if necessary. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions.
Mental Health First Aid:
- Addresses common mental health concerns encountered by adults.
- Reduces stigma.
- Teaches strategies anyone can use to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health or substance use challenges and offer support.
- Offers self-help strategies for staying mentally well.
Child Care Administrators experience high levels of stress daily and often their own mental health gets ignored as they juggle the needs of children, families and staff. They are in a unique and important role to support the mental health of the staff they supervise and the families they serve and this training is designed to help them help themselves, their friends and family members and the staff and parents they work with every day.
Topics to be covered during the training:
- Common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges.
- Common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges.
- How to interact with a person in crisis.
- How to connect a person with help.
- Expanded content on trauma, substance use and self-care.
Participants will learn to:
- Assess for risk of suicide or harm
- Listen without judgment
- Give reassurance and Information
- Encourage appropriate professional help
- Encourage self-help and other support strategies
Three sessions will be offered in 3 different locations. See below for the session dates and locations and register for the session location of your choice.
When: June 9, 2023
Where: North Carolina Partnership for Children, 1100 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC
Time: 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Click HERE to register for the June 9th at the NC Partnership for Children
Seating is limited to 30. Registration deadline is May 26.
When: June 13, 2023
Where: Partnership for Children of Johnston County, 1406A Pollock St., Selma, NC
Time: 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Click HERE to register the June 13th session at the Partnership for Children of Johnston County
Seating is limited to 30. Registration deadline is May 25, 2023.
When: June 22, 2023
Where: Valerie Woodward Center, Room 4014, 3205 Freedom Dr., Charlotte NC. NOTE: the Valerie Woodward Center is on the Ashley Road side of the building near the end of the building. There will be security guards at the entrance.
Time: 8:45 am - check in and light refreshments
Click HERE to register for the June 22nd session at the Valerie Woodward Center
Seating is limited to 30. Registration deadline is June 7.