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Mental Illness 101 (Akron 10.17.2019)

Thursday, October 17, 2019, 8:45 AM


The family dynamic created in group living is greatly impacted when family members have a serious mental illness.  Operators and staff of Residential Facilities (adult care facilities) are the family of those living in their homes, many who are struggling with serious mental illness.  Understanding the impact of these illnesses in terms of the physical, emotional and symptomatic behaviors can reduce tension in the family dynamic.  This training will provide those attending with a recognition of the impact of the illness, the inability to control some behaviors and techniques to most effectively deal with the dynamics of mental illness in their home. This training will provide information to help recognize behaviors as symptoms and to respond appropriately, will improve communications with clients by utilizing techniques offered in the training, and will create a more stable home environment as a result of increased understanding and symptom management.  This is a great training for those providers and staff new to mental health or those who are looking for a refresher class on mental illness. Target Audience:     Residential Care Facility Class 2 (Adult Care Facility) Operators, Owners and Staff Certificate of Attendance: Residential Facility Class 2 (ACF) Operators, Owners and Staff will receive 6 hours of mental health training (Certificate of Attendance) that will apply toward the training requirement from Licensure and Certification. Certificates will ONLY be given to attendees who attend the WHOLE training.  No adjusted/partial continuing education credit hours will be given for this training.   Date/Time:        October 17, 2019 from 8:45 AM – 3:45 PM EST       Registration starts at 8:30 AM. Location:          Summit County Public Health, 1867 West market Street, Akron, OH 44313 Conference Room:      Summit Auditorium Parking:      Free, on-site parking Lunch: On Your Own Registration Fee:     $0, Free.  Please note the space is limited so you must register to attend. Please register only once. Duplicate registrations will be deleted. All seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis until the maximum capacity is reached. Deadline to Register:   October 16, 2019 (7:00 AM) EST    Questions? Please contact Sue Tafrate at OhioMHAS. (reservations@mha.ohio.gov or 614-466-9955)

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