Course Description

Become a Leader with Mental Health First Response Awareness - A Fully Online Program

Mental Health Matters is a symposium of timely topics and serial studies addressing current challenges and controversial aspects associated with the provision of Mental Health First Response in schools. Topics will include the current state of funding for new and existing programs, "The Big Picture" (understanding how state, federal and global objectives work together both today and tomorrow), legal challenges and potential pitfalls every educator should be aware of, the rise of social media and impact on mass communication, professional and peer development/impact, and much more!

Learner Outcomes

  • Assess how local, state and federal initiatives align with global mental health initiatives
  • Evaluate current and future funding resources
  • Demonstrate awareness of current events related to Mental Health First Response initiatives  
  • Summarize current legal challenges to the implementation of mental health prevention programs and practices currently taking place
  • Evaluate "real life" scenarios from a fiscal, legal, ethical and personal standpoint
  • Apply best practices in responding to potential mental health first response challenges

Course Details

Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for K-12 educators, as well as other school professionals, such as school nurses, psychologists, counselors and administrators. Parents and school volunteers can also benefit from this program.

Course Materials: No text requirement

Technical Requirements


EDU-X791J, Introduction to Mental Health First Response is recommended, but not required, to be completed prior to taking this course.

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s), Professional Programs and Series

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Course Format
Course Fee(s)
EDU PD - $317 credit (2 units) $317.00
Available for Extension Credit
2 units
Section Notes

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