Growing means moving from where we are now, toward where we want to go – a place where hope shines brightly again. Growing together means no one has to make this journey alone. As the region’s cornerstone for grief support, we’re committed to offering a variety of quality continuing education opportunities for volunteers and community professionals. Grief’s Journey is a program from The Collective for Hope.
Classes & Training (mental health or substance use education)
Want to learn more about mental health? Find a list of classes, trainings, and related events being offered for community members.
Be There Certificate
Is a free, digital, self-paced learning experience designed to increase mental health literacy and provide youth with the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to safely support anyone who may be struggling with their mental health.
Connections Area Agency on Aging
Connections Area Agency serves seniors and their caregivers with the utmost dignity and respect. Our region encompasses 20 counties in southwestern and western Iowa. Discover how your help furthers our cause and supports our vital programs.
Region 5 Behavioral Healthcare’s Adult & Youth Mental Health First Aid + QPR Gatekeep training (suicide prevention)
Region V Systems contracts with a network of behavioral health community providers who offer a broad array of services designed to assist both adult and youth consumers reach their goal of recovery and to live, work, and be full participants in their communities. We take a “client-centered” approach to service planning—community based and individualized to meet the needs of the client and their family.
Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare’s Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8-hour training to teach participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it helps trainees identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
Southwest Iowa Mental Health & Disability Services
The Southwest Iowa Mental Health and Disability Services Region (SWIA MHDS) services a nine-county area in the southwest corner of Iowa. Learn more about their upcoming trainings and events.
STAT (Support for Teachers Affected by Trauma)
Geared toward preK-12 teachers, STAT (Support for Teachers Affected by Trauma) was developed over a two-year period by a group of experts in the fields of secondary traumatic stress (STS), education, and technology.
Trauma Matters Omaha
You don’t have to be an emergency room nurse or a social worker to benefit from trauma-informed training. Parents, community volunteers, teachers – anyone is welcome to attend our trainings. It’s offered in a variety of settings and styles, so choose the one that is right for you.