The Eastern New Mexico Behavioral Health Leadership Council is hosting another training opportunity for the region later in June. This training will focus on equipping helping professionals with mental health and crisis communication training. It is provided with grant funding obtained through the New Mexico Sentencing Commission. There will be two identical 8-hour sessions held in both Portales and Clovis (sessions are basically identical – only necessary to attend one). On Tuesday, June 27, the class will begin at 8 a.m. in the ENMU Science Building Room 214. On Wednesday, June 28, the class will begin at 8 a.m. at the Clovis Civic Center.  

Class objectives:

  • Describe the basic signs and symptoms of mental health diagnoses
  • Describe the basic signs and symptoms of substance use disorders and active drug intoxication
  • Provide understanding of active listening and de-escalation skills
  • Describe the types of nonverbal communication
  • List questions to ask when assessing suicide risk
  • Review suicide intervention techniques for first responders

The focus of this continued education will highlight the growing demand and need for helping professionals in response for those experiencing behavioral/mental health and/or substance use disorders and effective crisis intervention.  Everyone is invited to this free event and mental health practitioners, social workers, counselors, peer supports, educators, professors, security and detention officers, first responders, healthcare professionals, foster families, and any other disciplines or family members are encouraged to attend. Additional training opportunities will also follow throughout the summer.

Please register in advance if you plan to attend.  There is a hyperlink on the flyer to register or you can register by visiting Behavioral Health | Roosevelt County. All attendees will receive a training certificate. Eight (8) free CEUs will be provided to social workers, counselors, detention/probation officers and peer supports.  Registrations will be accepted through the beginning times of both classes and lunch will be on your own.

For more information, see the event flyer or contact the Roosevelt County Administrative Offices at 575.356.5307

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