Training & Events

Mental Health First Aid Training (Adult) for Members of the Legal Community

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

Completion of course has been approved for 9.5 general MCLE hours by the RI MCLE Commission. Attorneys are responsible for submitting credits visa RI Supreme Court Attorney Portal. This is a two-day training. The registration fee is $129.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an eight-hour course that gives people, who do not have specialized expertise in behavioral health, the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

The criminal justice system, in particular, is being challenged with record numbers of individuals with mental illness, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse disorders. MHFA is a tool useful to attorneys, judges, court employees, mediators, paralegals, victim advocates, Court Appointed Special Advocates, legal practice professionals, volunteers or anyone in the legal community. Upon completions of the course, participants are certified as Mental Health First Aiders for 3 years.