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Central Washington Comprehensive Mental Health Services

Community Education and Outreach

Prevention, coping skills and early recognition are keys to a healthy community.

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour program that prepares community members to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness. Like medical first aid that is given to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained, Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem, or experiencing a mental health crisis, before professional services are involved. Comprehensive is able to offer both Youth Mental Health First Aid and Adult Mental Health First Aid trainings.

For more information about Mental Health First Aid, or to schedule a training, contact the program coordinator at commed@cwcmh.org or call (509) 575-4084.

SAFE: Suicide Awareness for Everyone

Preventing suicide in our communities is everyone’s responsibility. Comprehensive’s SAFE training is available to groups and organizations at no charge throughout the communities we serve. The SAFE program provides information on suicide risk and protective factors and teaches suicide intervention and referrals skills. The basic community training is 90 minutes in length. A more detailed three-hour training can be provided to counselors and other human or social service professionals.

For more information about SAFE or to schedule training, contact the program coordinator at commed@cwcmh.org or call (509) 575-4084.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Comprehensive’s Northwest Employee Assistance Program provides EAP services to employers who want to maximize employee productivity. EAPs have a proven track record of reducing costs associated with absenteeism, accidents, medical claims, and employee turnover. EAP services are designed to help employees, and their family members, resolve personal or behavioral problems that may interfere with the employee’s work performance. Early assessment and intervention services are used in order to minimize costs to the employer.

For more information about whether providing EAP benefits to your employees is the right choice for you, contact the program coordinator at EAP@cwcmh.org or (509) 575-4084.

Children Cope with Divorce

The Children Cope with Divorce class is a one-time parent education class. This 5-hour seminar meets the requirements for Local Superior Court Rule 94.04. The class helps parents to understand the impacts of divorce from the perspective of children. The program explores typical reactions of children experiencing divorce, offers skills to help children cope, provides guidelines how to work effectively as a co-parent after the divorce, as well as touching on other important topics.

The class is offered in English and Spanish in Yakima County, and in English in Kittitas and Klickitat Counties. There is a registration fee for this class. To find out the schedule for upcoming classes and how to register contact the program coordinator at ccwd@cwcmh.org or call (509) 575-4084.

Strong Families • Familias Fuertes

Comprehensive’s Strong Families program is a parent training program offered at no charge to parents and other caregivers with children ages 3 to 18.

The Strong Families • Familias Fuertes Program is an intensive thirteen session (3 hours per session) parent training program designed to increase family strengths, build parenting skills, teach life skills, improve family bonding, and reduce risk factors for violence and substance use in participating families. Classes are available in English and Spanish.

For information on upcoming classes or to receive additional information, contact the program coordinator strongfam@cwcmh.org or call (509) 575-4084.

Community Education

Comprehensive’s staff can provide a variety of educational and staff development programs to meet your organization’s needs. These can range from one-time trainings on a variety of health and wellness topics, to assistance with team building, communication issues, conflict resolution, and planning and goal setting. Common topics include stress management, effective communication, managing change, diversity, conflict management, effective supervision, and drugs & alcohol in the workplace.

For more information about our training and development services contact the program coordinator at commed@cwcmh.org or call (509) 575-4084.

Critical Incident Stress Management

Comprehensive has trained staff to provide on-site Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) services for your organization after a potentially traumatic event or situation. A Critical Incident Stress Debriefing is a brief 60 to 90 minute intervention designed to allow impacted individuals to discuss the event, learning common signs and symptoms of critical incident stress, and develop skills for coping with the impact of this stress. Individuals who participate in a debriefing tend to have fewer or less intense critical incident stress symptoms and move faster through the healing and recovery process.

For more information about our Critical Incident Stress Management services or to schedule a debriefing, contact the program coordinator at eap@cwcmh.org or call (509) 575-4084.

Consultation

Consultation Services are offered to businesses and organizations seeking assistance in developing solutions to problems, or those wishing to develop problem-solving skills from within their respective organization.

Comprehensive consultants are available to work with organizations on a variety of issues, including:

  • strategic planning
  • staff productivity
  • dealing with difficult personalities
  • team building
  • staff retention
  • avoiding job burnout

Customized training and classes can be developed in a variety of subject areas. Contact the Community Education Coordinator at commed@cwcmh.org or call (509) 573-3607.

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