Training & Presentations

Partnership Carson City offers training sessions on drug trends, mental health first aid, alcohol server training and more. Contact PCC at 775-841-4730 for more information.

Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

The Adult Mental Health First Aid course is appropriate for anyone 18 years and older who wants to learn how to help a person who may be experiencing a mental health related crisis or problem. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions. The adult course is available in both English and Spanish. Hannah can also teach instructor the adult course specified for public safety, rural, higher education, and aging and older adults.

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, and disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD).
To sign up for a course with Hannah McDonald call 775-841-4730.
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Suicide Prevention and Intervention Training (online course)

Do you need continuing education credits in suicide prevention and intervention?

New ONLINE class offered through Truckee Meadows Community College!

Effective July 1, 2016, under NRS 630.253, marriage and family therapists, social workers and licensed drug and alcohol counselors must complete at least 2 hours of instruction on suicide prevention and intervention in order to renew their professional state license.

Truckee Meadows Community College is now offering Suicide Prevention and Intervention Training online. The course is $49. Once completed you will receive 2.5 continuing education credits in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy or Drug and Alcohol Counseling. To access the course, click here.

For more information about NRS 630.253, please contact: Misty Vaughan Allen at the Nevada Office of Suicide Prevention at [email protected].

For more information about this course, please contact Camille Vega at [email protected].

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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Training Video Library

View some of Partnership Carson City’s recent training seminars here.

Lt. Andrew Rasor, of the Nevada Division of Investigation, talks to pharmacists about signs that point to prescription drug abuse.

Josh Chaney, a deputy who serves on the Special Enforcement Team of the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, talks about the signs and symptoms of drug use.

Yenh Long, program administrator for the Nevada Prescription Monitoring Agency, talks about prescription drug abuse and how laws have changed to reflect the national crisis.

Employers learn how to protect their workers, their customers and themselves when it comes to illicit drug use in the workplace in light of the effort to legalize the recreational sale of marijuana.