Monday - Friday 8 AM - 5 PM

Saturday and Sunday - CLOSED

(717) 346-0549

info@mhapa.org

922 N 3rd Street

Harrisburg, PA 17102

FREE Train the Trainer Class for Mental Health Advance Directive Trainers

This training is intended for Certified Peer Specialists (CPS) and other mental health professionals who are interested in completing the Mental Health Advance Directive (MHAD) Training and want to learn how to facilitate and support individuals that want to develop an MHAD.

Successful participants will be asked to facilitate the training at least once in the next 12 months. By submitting your application and completing the training, it is assumed that you make this commitment.

Train-the-Trainer classes:

  • Somerset county, Wednesday, August 7, 2019
    Registration deadline is Friday, July 26th, 2019
  • Franklin county, Chambersburg, Wednesday, August 21, 2019
    Registration deadline is Friday, August 2nd, 2019
  • Fayette county, Monday, August 26, 2019
    Registration deadline is Friday, July 26th, 2019
  • Centre county, Thursday, September 5, 2019
    Registration deadline is Friday, August 2nd, 2019
  • Dauphin county, Tuesday, September 17, 2019
    Registration deadline is Friday, August 16th, 2019
  • Erie county, Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
    Registration deadline is Friday, November 8th, 2019

Questions? Contact Liz Woodley at Liz@pmhca.org or call 717-564-4930.

Background:

Pennsylvania residents with serious mental illness have the legal option to create a Mental Health Advance Directive (MHAD), as created by Act 194 and implemented in 2005. The MHAD provides individuals with the opportunity to make mental health treatment decisions in advance of potential incapacitation, or inability to make such decisions.

Presented by Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers’ Association (PMHCA), with Mental Health Association in PA (MHAPA) collaborating with NAMI Keystone PA and Disability Rights Pennsylvania (DRP), the program has three primary goals:

  • Increase the capacity and training infrastructure of advocacy organizations to reach out to persons for purposes of MHAD development and use.
  • Promote awareness and use of MHADs by persons who receive services and supports.
  • Train Certified Peer Specialists and other mental health professionals to assist consumers to create and use MHADs.

We invite CPSs and other mental health professionals to join us in our pursuit to provide quality trainings informed by the mental health recovery community.

PMHCA has received a three-year Consumer Network Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). It will work with MHAPA  to collaborate with NAMI Keystone PA and DRP on enhancing its current MHAD  training and to offer new training opportunities.

Questions? Contact Liz Woodley at Liz@pmhca.org or email pmhca@pmhca.org.

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