Adult, Youth, Veterans, and Public Safety Modules Available
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an interactive public education program. Through the course, individuals are able to learn how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. Labette Center is proud to be able to provide both the adult and youth versions of this course as well as the brand new teen MHFA.
Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognized program that originated in Australia and is currently taught in more than 25 countries world wide. The program follow evidence based fidelity standards. Continuing education units are available with certification for many licensure and certification requirements.
During 2020, the National Council for Behavioral Health Services created a variety of delivery methods for the Mental Health First Aid program to better serve the needs f individuals taking the course. Both the Adult and Youth versions of the course are now available in three delivery methods. All delivery methods have completely updated materials, videos, statistics and powerpoints!
For more information on the Mental Health First Aid program, visit: www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org
Registration for the Mental Health First Aid course is $50.00 per person. Currently fees are being waived for individuals who reside in or work in Labette County through use of grant funding and other funding sources. Group rates and private courses are available upon request. To complete registration please complete the registration form and submit registration fee. You will be contacted with more information regarding the course.
For more information on the Mental Health First Aid program, contact Monica Simpson.
In person courses are 8 hours in length for the adult program and 6.5 hours in length for the youth program. Minimum number of participants is 5 and maximum number of participants is 30.
Blended courses offer a mixed learning experience consisting of 2 hours of self-paced online learning and 5 hours of in person teacher lead learning. For this delievery style all prework must be complete before the date of the course.
Virtual courses offer an entirely online expereince. This course consists of 2 hours of self-paced online learning and between 5 & 6 hours of online teacher lead learning (time depends on course being attended.)
Adult MHFA is a program geared towards adults who work with or provide assistance to adults who may be struggling with a mental health crisis or in the onset of a mental illness.
Youth MHFA is a program geared towards adults who work with or provide assistance to youth age 12-18 who may be struggling with a mental health crisis or in the onset of a mental illness.
teen MHFA is a program geared toward youth in the 10-12th grade to provide information and tools to provide assistance to a peer who may be dealing with a mental health challange.
Meet The Trainers
Nikkii Rosenstiel joined the team at Labette Center in 2003. She is currently the Children's Community Based Support Coordinator. In 2014 she became a certified trainer in both the Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid programs. In 2020 she became certified as a teen Mental Health First Aid Instructor.
Monica Simpson joined the team at Labette Center in 2004. She is currently the Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director and handles Public Relations and Marketing functions at the Center. She became a Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor in March of 2013 and a Certified Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor in May of 2013. In 2020 she became certified as a teen Mental Health First Aid Instructor.
Additionally, Labette Center's trainers hold designations for the Rural application of MHFA, specifically geared toward rural communities, as well as the public safety and veterans modules.
Children's Community Based Support Coordinator