Focus Training
  • 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

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  • Thu
    8:30 am - 4:30 pmMarshall Regional Law Enforcement Center, 714 Old US 27 North, Marshall, Michigan

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

    A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health or substance use problem.

    Learn an action plan to help. Join us for this valuable training!

     Youth Mental Health First Aid

     August 30th, 2018

    8:30 AM—4:30 PM

    Registration begins at 8:15 AM

     Marshall Regional Law Enforcement Center

    714 Old US 27 North

    Marshall, MI 49068

    Cost: $40.00 (includes materials, breakfast, and lunch)

    Click here for the registration flyer and form ⇒ MHFA Youth, August 30, 2018

    Register by Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

    Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach those who regularly have contact with young people ages 12-18, parents, family members, teachers, coaches, school staff, social workers, faith leaders and other caring citizens, how to help an adolescent who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.

    The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations.

    Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/AHD), and eating disorders.

    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 lay person assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis. 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 strategy that includes assessing risk, respectfully listening to and supporting the individual in crisis, and identifying appropriate professional help and other supports.

    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.


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.