Training

Classes offered:

Appropriate Services for Youth in the Sexual Minority

Description:
Appropriate Services for Youth in the Sexual Minority provides attendees with accurate information regarding the identification factors, risk factors, appropriate nomenclature and language, and appropriate service strategies for more successful services for youth who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-gendered, questioning, or intersex. Emphasis is on providing best practices to improve services to this under-served segment of our youth population.

Objectives:
1) Learners will be able to identify important factors affecting the health and safety of this adolescent and young adult population segment 2) Learners will understand how various social and inter-relational forces influence behaviors and choices for these adolescents and young adults 3) Learners will be able to identify the health and mental health impacts of this minority population, including the oppressive and fear-based experiences that may impact family and community relationships, and educational and vocational success 4)Learners will leave with strategies and tips for more effective case management, treatment planning, family support, advocacy for appropriate professional services, and communication with clients who are in the sexual minority

Audience:
This training is appropriate for anyone working with adolescents and young adults in school or college settings, human services, law enforcement and corrections, medical services, or non-profit student services.

Duration:
This traiing is a two-hour event that includes discussion regarding application of the learning to actual practice.

Contact:
Tim Denney, Training & Workability Director, Northwestern Mental health Center, Inc., 603 Bruce Street, Crookston, Minnesota 56716 training@nwmhc.org

Training Worksheet:
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Disordered Personality Traits in the Caseload

Description:
Disordered Personality Traits in the Caseload provides a more in-depth look at the prevalence, case difficulties, and effects on families and professionals encountered when serving consumers who have or live with those with disordered personality traits. This six-hour training covers the professional issues in managing these cases, which make up nearly 13 percent of the general population but 30 to 50 percent of the clinical population. General personality disorder traits are covered, along with specific discussion of Anti-social, Narcissistic, Borderline, and Histrionic traits and behaviors.

Objectives:
1) Learners will be able to identify key markers and behaviors of the most disruptive disordered personality traits 2) Learners will understand how the behaviors develop and why the manifest as they do 3) Learners will be able to identify the impacts of these traits and behaviors on case management, treatment compliance, family and community relationships, and vocational success 4)Learners will leave with strategies and tips for more effective case management, treatment planning, family support, and communication with people with disordered traits and behaviors

Audience:
This training is appropriate for case managers, social workers, MH practitioners and professionals, medical professionals working in case management or MH settings, and can be adapted for clergy and human resource professionals.

Duration:
This training can be scaled to fit into a four, five or six hour format, with the longer formats offering the most value to the learners.

Contact:
training@nwmhc.org

Training Worksheet:
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