Mental Health First Aid
Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having
a heart attack — even if you have no clinical training — Mental Health First Aid
allows you to to assist someone experiencing a mental health-related crisis.
In our Mental Health First Aid course, you learn
risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction issues,
strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and
where to turn for help.
You learn about
• Mood disorders
• Substance abuse
|Natchaug Hospital will
offer the following MHFA trainings:
Youth Mental Health First Aid
For teachers who work with youth 12 to 18 years old
Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015
8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Holiday Inn, 35 Governor Winthrop Blvd., New London
Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family
members, caregivers, teachers, school staff peers, neighbors, health and
human service workers and others how to help an adolescent (age 12-18)
who is expereincing a mental health or addiction crisis.
The course includes common mental health challenges for youth, reviews
typical adolescent development and teachers a five-step action plan for
how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Payment due prior
To register, e-mail
Funding provided by the Elizabeth Carse Foundation and
the Chelsea Groton Foundation.
to download a flyer.
Natchaug Hospital’s Professional Development Seminar Series:
Want us to bring the seminar to
you? Check out Natchaug Hospital's new Speakers Bureau Program.
again for our schedule of upcoming professional development seminars)
About Natchaug Hospital’s Professional Development Seminar Series
Natchaug Hospital is pleased to continue its annual series of seminars on
behavioral health topics relevant to professionals working with school-age
children. Led by experienced professionals, the seminars are held at UConn's Dodd Center in Storrs,
Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London and other Eastern Connecticut
Due to space limitations and preparation of materials, registration is
required. Sign-in and snacks will begin 30 minutes prior to seminar. (Allow time to
walk from parking areas to the lecture hall.)
The seminars are co-sponsored by UConn’s Neag School of Education and School
of Allied Health. CEU certificates will be available. (To ensure
eligibility for educational CEU’s, please include your school or organization and a daytime
phone number when you contact us.)
To register and/or add your name to our mailing list,
fill out this form.
If you have any questions, please contact the
Community Relations Office at 860-456-1311, x260.
Autism Support Group
Support Group for Child and Families
living with PDD
2013-2014 FALL SCHEDULE
|This FREE monthly meeting
provides support and education to parents and families raising children
with Pervasive Developmental Disorders. This group will connect parents
with similar concerns, help families understand the needs of children
with PDD, develop strategies to parent and educate children with PDD,
support family members who live with a child with PDD, and support
children identified as having PDD.
groups meet on the third Wednesday of each month
from 5:30-6:30 PM
189 Storrs Rd. Mansfield Center
Stott Ave. Norwich
children with PDD and other family members are welcome to attend. Please
register in advance so we can order enough pizza.
Click here for more information regarding the
Positive Parenting Courses:
Parenting Children & Teens
|Free five-week courses held in
a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. The courses, which are taught by a
licenses clinical social worker, allows parents to discuss challenges and
learn effective methods of communication and discipline. This course
teaches positive reinforcement consistent with the evidence-based
techniques explained by Alan E. Kazdin, Ph. D. in his book, "The Kazdin Method for Parenting the Defiant Chlild". It also includes
information consistent with the principles of
Systematic Training for
Effective Parenting, "Triple P-Positive Parenting Program" and
other parenting curricula.
6 – 8 p.m.
September 28 – November 2, 2015
November 16 – December 14 2015
January 25 – February 29, 2016
March 14 – April 11, 2016
April 25 – May 23, 2016
Single parents, grandparents, foster parents and other caregivers are
welcomed. Couples are encouraged to attend together.
Click here for more information regarding these courses, including registration
|Natchaug Hospital will be participating in the following screenings
(Check back again soon for our schedule of upcoming screenings)
|Natchaug Hospital will be participating in the following fundraising events
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Natchaug Hospital is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization
funded in part by charitable contributions