Training & Events

Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety

Jan 01, 1970 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

This training is open to all members of the law enforcement community.

Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety is an 8-hour course taught to police, first responders, corrections officers, and other public safety audiences around the country. The training providers officers with more response options to help the de-escalate incidents and better understand mental illnesses so they can respond to mental health related calls appropriately without compromising safety. Participants of the course learn the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, build understanding of the importance of early intervention, and, most importantly, learn how to help someone in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety serves as the common curriculum for all of Rhode Island’s law enforcement community. The program fee is $99.

Phone registration: Please call the department of behavioral education at 401-432-1087