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Join the members of the Northern District for a Saturday workshop: Mental Health First Aid Course. Provides eight hours of live continuing education.

10/14/2017
When: Saturday, October 14
Start at 8:00 AM
Where: University of North Florida, Bldg 39, Room 2047
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, Florida  32224
United States
Presenter: Jennifer Fernandez, PT, DPT, NCS, PCs & Bonnie Rogulj, PT, DPT, GCS
Contact: Ashley Samuel


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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Mental Health First Aid Course

Provides 8 hours of live continuing education.

Jennifer Fernandez, PT, DPT, NCS, PCS

Bonnie Rogulj, PT, DPT, GCS

8 hours
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch on your own - pizza will be served for those who want pizza


 

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**Registration fees are a donation to benefit FPTA Advocacy efforts. Thank you for your support!

Mental Health First Aid Course

Course Description

The evidence behind Mental Health First Aid demonstrates that it makes people feel more comfortable managing a crisis situation and builds mental health literacy — helping the public identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness. Specifically, studies found that those who were trained in Mental Health First Aid have greater confidence in providing help to others, greater likelihood of advising people to seek professional help, improved concordance with health professionals about treatments, and decreased stigmatizing attitudes.

Mental Health First Aid certification, which must be renewed every three years, teaches participants to:

  • Recognize the potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including: depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis and psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury. Youth Mental Health First Aid addresses mental health challenges common among adolescents, including: depression, anxiety, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavioral disorders, and substance use disorders.
  • Use a 5-step action plan to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional help.
  • Interpret the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced negative attitudes in their communities.
  • Apply knowledge of the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem treat and manage the problem and achieve recovery.
  • Assess their own views and feelings about mental health problems and disorders.

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About the Presenters - Jennifer Fernandez, PT, DPT, NCS, PCS


Dr. Jennifer Fernandez serves as the Coordinator for the Pediatric Residency Program at Brooks Rehabilitation. Her responsibilities include development and implementation of the Residency curriculum including providing didactic and psychomotor training as well as mentoring in the areas of clinical services, educational activities, professional services, scholarly activities, and practice management which are the five foundational pillars of the Residency Programs. In addition to coordinating and supervising the faulty and the residents involved in the Brooks Pediatric Residency Program, Dr. Fernandez maintains a research and clinical development position within Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital. She currently maintains her clinical practice in early intervention and serves on committees for special projects throughout the organization. She also serves the APTA as the Vice Chair for the Brain Injury Special Interest Group of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy and the Florida State Representative for the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy.
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About the Presenters -Bonnie Rogulj, PT, DPT, GCS

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