Focus Training
  • Thu
    8:30 AM - 5:00 PMKool Family Community Center, Battle Creek, MI

    Adult Mental Health First Aid

    Thursday, May 24, 2018 

    8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    Kool Family Community Center, 200 W. Michigan Avenue, Battle Creek, MI 

    Sometimes first aid isn’t a bandage, or CPR or calling 911.  Sometimes, first aid is YOU!

    Just as CPR training helps a layperson with no clinical training to assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis.

    Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking public education program that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Mental Health First Aid USA is managed, operated, and disseminated by the National Council for Behavioral Health.

    In both situations, the goal is to help support an individual until appropriate professional help arrives. Mental Health First Aiders learn a single 5-step action plan that guides them through the process of reaching out and offering appropriate support. Participants are also introduced to risk factors and warning signs for mental health or substance use problems, engage in experimental activities that build understanding of the impact of illness on individuals and families; and learn about evidence-based treatment and self-help strategies.

    The 8-hour Mental Health First Aid USA course has benefited a variety of audiences and key professions, including: primary care professionals, employers and business leaders, faith communities, school personnel and educators, state police and corrections officers, nursing home staff, mental health authorities, state policymakers, volunteers, young people, families and the general public. 

    Click here for the registration form ⇒  MHFA Adult, May 24, 2018

    For more information email:

  • Tue
    August 14-16th, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM; Friday, August 17th, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Newaygo County Educational Service Center, 4747 W. 48th St., Fremont, MI 49412

    Employment Training Specialist (ETS)

    Certification Program

    Offered in Fremont, Michigan

    Tuesday, August 14th - Friday, August 17th, 2018

    Register Today!

    The Employment Training Specialist (ETS) Certification Program is a 3 ½ day workshop designed to provide participants with specific skills in supported & community employment, job development, and training for individuals in transition. Successful completion of the course will result in certification through Michigan APSE.

    Who should attend?

    Job coaches, employment training specialists, job developers, clubhouse staff, supported employment program coordinators, rehabilitation counselors with supported employment responsibilities, as well as rehabilitation service providers and those involved with school-to-work transition.

    Click here for flyer and registration form ⇒ ETS Newaygo August 14-17, 2018

    For more information or contact:



Cancellation Policy: Please see training brochure for cancellation policy. 

Special Accommodations Policy (ADA): If you have special needs, please contact us at least 7 business days prior to the start of the conference so that special arrangements can be made.