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Adult Mental Health First Aid

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Indigent Defense Services in collaboration with Alliance Health

Adult Mental Health First Aid

Friday, October 6th, 9:00 am-2:30pm via Zoom

*Approximately 2 hours out-of-training curriculum must be completed 48 hours prior to live date*

*This course is limited to 30 participants*

Schedule:  9:00am-2:30pm (Live, virtual Zoom)

Adult Mental Health First Aid: Adult Mental Health First Aid teaches people how to recognize signs of mental health or substance use challenges in adults ages 18 and older, how to offer and provide initial help, and how to guide a person toward appropriate care if necessary. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions. ​

This training will provide attorneys and indigent defense staff with valuable knowledge to recognize when a client’s capacity to make adequately considered decisions in connection with representation is diminished due to a mental health crises or substance use. Steps to take to preserve the attorney-client relationship and attorney-client communication will be covered. The program will also cover actions necessary to preserve the client’s or another’s safety, in accordance with the NC Rules of Professional Conduct.

This virtual learning experience includes two hours of self-paced learning followed by four hours of virtual live instruction. The pre-work must be completed 48 hours before the class begins to be granted access to the course by MHFA USA.

James Osborn is a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist with over 30 years of experience. He has worked in a wide variety of settings in various roles – inpatient, outpatient, crisis and assessment, vocational rehabilitation, and administration. He is the Director of Community Education and Outreach with Alliance Health, the local management entity and management care organization (LME/MCO) for Cumberland, Durham, Johnston, Mecklenburg, Orange, and Wake County. He leads a regional team providing education and outreach to improve the health and well-being of the people Alliance serves by ensuring highly effective, community-based support and care.

Participants: This webinar is open to public defenders, private attorneys who do indigent criminal defense work, and their staff.

Registration: Please register at the following link: https://nccourts.webex.com/weblink/register/rea1d8955eb8d3ee89682e010502a2f2f

The actual training link will be a Zoom link, provided to registrants at a later date.

Fee: There is no registration fee for participants. Those interested in earning 5 CLEs (1 MH Hour/4 General Hours) will be billed by the State Bar for the cost of CLE at $3.50 per hour. To receive CLE credit, all participants must pre-register individually.

For More Information or Questions: Contact Carla Huff, Recruitment and Training Coordinator at Carla.Huff@nccourts.org . If you have a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Carla Huff, Carla.Huff@nccourts.org, 919-354-7207.


October 6
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Event Category:


Alliance Health