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Mental Health Fundamentals (Virtual)
Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
Category: Training

In-home workers face many difficulties, including working with clients with mental health conditions. Mental Health Fundamentals explores five common mental health conditions and gives staff practical guidance on how to guide clients without getting caught up in their drama. Attendees will learn about the connection between genetics, environments, and lifestyles in the development of a mental health condition; techniques to assist clients to replace maladaptive behaviors with positive ones; and skills to de-escalate clients experiencing a mental health crisis. Upon completion of this course participants will be able to understand how personal experiences impact relationships with clients experiencing mental health conditions, be able to identify the diagnostic criteria for five common mental health diagnoses, and able to recognize how adverse childhood experiences affect mental health. 

Trainer: Billy Claywell - Billy W.Claywell, LMSW has been in the human service field since 1988. He has worked as an in-home service provider, supervisor of a family preservation project, administrator of a family and children’s program, grant writer, and is currently the Clinical Director for Corinthian House and provides therapy for their residents.

Location Info: 

Intended Audience: FCS workers, residential new staff, refresher for experienced staff.

1. Participants will learn the impact of trauma and substance abuse on mental health
2. Participants will learn symptoms of 5 mental health diagnoses
3. Participants will learn 5 strategies to work with each of these diagnoses.

Registration will open at 8:30 am. Training will begin promptly at 9:00 am and is scheduled to end at 12:00 pm.

Please note: Priority seating is provided to staff working within one of the current DHS child welfare service contracts, including: Family Centered Services (FCS); Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP) / Group Foster Care; Child Welfare Emergency Services (CWES): Aftercare Services; Supervised Apartment Living (SAL); Recruitment, Retention, Training and Support Services (RRTS); Parent Partners; Foster Care Youth Council. If you do not work within one of the current DHS child welfare services contract, you may be bumped from the course and placed on a wait list.

At each training, participants will receive a certificate of completion, based on hours attended. For more information, please click here.

If you have questions regarding seating for the training or if you are unable to participate for any reason, please contact us at [email protected].



Contact: For more information contact us at [email protected]