Community Initiated Care Trainings
Community Initiated Care is the idea that anyone in our community can have a significant impact on behavioral health outcomes. Through training, each of us can feel empowered to recognize behavioral health issues in a friend, a neighbor, or a family member and take helpful action in the moment. Broomfield Public Health and Environment offers Community Initiated Care trainings for FREE to community members and organizations.
If you are an organization looking for trainings for your group, please click the "organizations" button. If you are a signing up for a training as an individual community member, click the "individuals" button.
The goal of Community Initiated Care is to create a community of people who know how to prevent and respond to mental health and substance use concerns in a timely and effective way. To accomplish this, a package of training options led by expert community trainers is available to Broomfield organizations and individuals for FREE . These trainings will help you recognize behavioral health issues, engage and respond appropriately to someone in need, provide community resources, and destigmatize behavioral health issues.
What Trainings are Offered?
There are training options in the following topic areas: mental health, youth mental health, wellness, and substance use. Trainings range from one to eight hours, and can be done virtually or in-person. Organizations, such as non-profits, businesses, religious groups, and workplaces are encouraged to sign up for a group training. Some individual training is offered. QPR and Youth Mental Health are offered in English and Spanish.
Mental Health First Aid teaches participants how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders.
This training provides a framework for understanding impacts on mental health, including collective traumas, burnout, and common mental illness signs and symptoms. Participants will learn strategies for self-care and building resilience, as well as support resources in the community.
Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.
These training options will cover topics like overdose prevention, naloxone/narcan, what opioids are, and harm reduction education.
This training discusses mental health and youth, specifically, normalizing conversations about mental health, mental health struggles youth might experience, social pressures such as social media, and self care tips and available resources.
How Do I Sign Up?
Need Something Sooner? Check Out these Opportunities from Partners!
Partners for Children's Mental Health is hosting several upcoming free trainings for educators and school staff
- Partners for Children's Mental Health is hosting several upcoming free trainings for educators and school staff - learn more at their website!
- Q is for Questioning is a series of three no-cost, judgment-free workshops for parents, guardians, teachers, social workers, and other caregivers of LGBTQ+ youth.