This classroom facilitated half day training event can be attended after individuals complete Adult Mental Health Part One and Adult Mental Health Part Two online training modules (31 & 32). This classroom event provides home visitors and home visiting supervisors with a review of adult mental health content, as well as information on active listening, observing for mental health challenges, the importance and role of screening, and strategies for identifying and responding to mental health crises. Individuals who attend the learning lab are encouraged to bring their own case scenarios for use in the activities (these scenarios must be written down ahead of time using the case scenario template attached to this event).

Learning Objectives

    1. Review types and prevalence of mental health disorders and co-occurring disorders
    2. Recognize behaviors and symptoms in adults that may indicate a need for referral to a mental or behavioral health professional
    3. Review the role of active listening and practice using active listening to support families as it relates to mental health
    4. Identify the role of screening and referral and practice providing screenings
    5. Learn strategies for supporting families who are affected by perinatal depression
    6. Identify potential mental health crises and learn strategies for how to respond in a mental health crisis situation