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Webinar: Strategies to Implement and Adapt Adult Spanish Mental Health First Aid Training

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About the event

The NW Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Collaborative presents our May 2024 Monthly Webinar.

Description: Offering Mental Health First Aid training to Spanish-speaking members of our community is an important step in equity and an ongoing need that can help reduce stigma and recognize the signs and symptoms of a mental health crisis.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify foundational information about Primeros Auxilios de Salud Mental (Spanish Mental Health First Aid). ·
  • Understand cultural barriers and mental health stigma in the Latino/a/x community. ·
  • Describe recommendations for implementation

Presenters: Araceli Mendez, MPH, CHW Araceli Mendez is a Program Coordinator with the OSU Center for Health Innovation and a certified Community Health Worker (CHW). She became a certified Mental Health First Aid trainer to help communities recognize signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use.

Oralia Mendez, MPH, CHW Oralia serves as the Workforce Development and Community Programs Manager at the OSU Center for Health Innovation. Oralia is a certified Community Health Worker (CHW) and has over 9 years of professional experience serving as a CHW in Oregon. Oralia received instructor training for Mental Health First Aid in 2019 in order to support communities, and recognize signs and symptoms of a mental health crisis.

Ivan Estrada, MPH Ivan Estrada is a doctoral student at Oregon State University, where he is studying global health with an emphasis on mental health promotion and substance abuse prevention. He is also a Graduate Research Assistant with the Coast to Forest Project, a collaboration between the OSU Extension Family and Community Health Program and the OSU Center for Health Innovation. Before his involvement with OSU, Ivan spent time working as a drug, suicide, and gambling prevention coordinator for a county health department. He is also a certified and active Mental Health First Aid and Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) trainer.