The North Central Kansas Healthcare Coalition is pleased to announce Psychological First Aid Training will be offered in the North Central Region in June, 2019.
Register on KansasTRAIN; seating is limited to 60 people. The course is open to coalition members in the North Central Kansas Healthcare Coalition Region.
This is a 6 hour workshop; registration will begin at 8:30, class will start at 9. There will be a break for lunch. Lunch will be provided.
A little bit about our instructors:
Tom Pletcher, M.S., LCP
Tom brings over thirty years of community mental health work and almost thirty years of experience directly related to disaster response and working with emergency responders. He provides training on disaster psychology, Psychological First Aid (NCTSN/ NCPTSD and American Red Cross), and FEMA's Crisis Counseling and Assistance Training Program to responder groups and professionals. He is a Manager in Disaster Mental Health for the American Red Cross and has responded through that organization and for local and regional disasters. He is a Diplomate in the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and is Board Certified in Traumatic Stress.
Steve Christenberry, M.S., LMLP
Steve has worked in the mental health field for over 25 years, first as a mental health technician at Topeka State Hospital and over 23 years at Family Service and Guidance Center. Steve is a Mental Health First Aid trainer, and is a Psychological First Aid trainer through the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and the American Red Cross. He is also a trainer for the Shawnee County Community Emergency Response Team, as well as serving as the CERT volunteer operations chief, and has been a motorcycle safety instructor for nearly 20 years,. Steve is a lifelong Topekan, a Marine veteran, and lives in southeast Shawnee County with wife Jeanie, two cats, three dogs, and chickens, on a work-in-progress mini farm.
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