Developing community capacity

Module one of “Sustaining Community-Based Initiatives”. The module is designed to improve the community�s capacity for positive change by promoting citizen participation, action and leadership.

Geriatric mental health care training series

The primary purpose of this training series is to train nursing home staff in caring for and managing residents in six areas, including recognizing and treating depression and mental health issues in long-term care. Supplemental materials provide specific guidance on delivering the training, as well as materials and handouts for participants. An evaluation of this training series is available.

Nebhands Curriculum: A Faith-Based and Community Initiative

The information in this guide provides a framework for communities, faith groups, and community based organizations interested in developing or enhancing services for children, transition age youth, adults, and elders who are experiencing or recovering from mental health problems, substance abuse, or addictions.

Connect suicide prevention and intervention training for emergency medical services

This training is designed to increase the competence of EMS providers in responding to individuals who are suicidal or at high risk for suicide. It includes best practice procedures specific to EMS providers, interactive case scenarios, and discussion on how to integrate key community services for an effective and comprehensive response. It is six hours and can be tailored for specific audiences. The intended audience includes EMS providers/first responders and fire and safety, search and rescue, and disaster response teams. Participants may include administrative staff, chiefs, superintendents, dispatch, and other responders in a department or facility.

Suicide Prevention for older people: Early intervention, assessment and referral options for staff working with older people who may be at risk of suicide

This is a guide for mental health educators on how to conduct a one-day workshop on suicide prevention and older people for both health and non-health workers with clinical and/or assessment and referral responsibilities. The workshop focuses on understanding suicide risk in older people, strategies for early intervention and prevention, as well as methods of responding to varying levels of risk.