EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
Education and Training serves as Nassau County's mental health university. We are dedicated to providing education, information and skills' training that is reflective of the changing needs of professionals and the community-at-large.
- To meet the educational and consulting needs of human service professionals in Nassau County
- To bring a mental health dimension to our school community
- To combat stigma and discrimination against people with mental illnesses
- To promote mental health through community events addressing family and mental health issues
How we accomplish our goals
For the Professional Community
Under contract with the Nassau County Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, we provide workshops for the staff of Nassau County's agencies on the most current information and intervention techniques to ensure that recipients of mental health services are well served.
Our department has designed a series of specialty workshops for staff for the following programs:
- Mental Health and Behavioral Clinics
- Case Management and Care Coordination
- Community Living and Residential Services
In addition, our agency is established as one of New York State's Child Abuse Training Sites and we offer CEU credits to the following credentialed/licensed staff members:
- Social Workers
- Rehab Counselors
- Addiction Specialists
For the School Community including Students, Personnel and Parents
The School/Mental Health Partnership, a joint project of the Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) of Nassau County, the Nassau County Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities and the Mental Health Association of Nassau County offers school personnel on-site programs that address the following:
- Identification of children-at-risk for depression, suicide, anxiety, aggression or violence
- Crisis response in the aftermath of a tragic event
- Bereavement counseling
- Information regarding mental health community resources
- Real Hurdles: Helping Young People Understand Depression:
The story of Derrick Adkins, Olympic Gold Medalist in the 400-meter hurdles who experienced a serious episode of clinical depression that threatened his life. His powerful story of recovery sends a clear message…it is crucial to recognize and seek help for depression.
This educational video is available with a teaching guide that helps teens identify the signs and symptoms of depression in themselves, their friends and their family members.
Community Educators are available to support Real Hurdles to facilitate discussions outside of the classroom, e.g., at PTA meetings, community events and faculty workshops.
The story of Orlando Morales' recovery from schizophrenia. One in 100, 2.5 million people in the United States, suffer from this debilitating brain disorder. Regaining A Life explores how it is possible to recover from a psychiatric disability and live a satisfying, productive life.
Community Educators are available to support Regaining A Life to facilitate discussions about the myths and realities of mental illnesses.
For the Community-at-large
- For community groups, civic or religious organizations: on-site programs that provide an overview of the myths and realities of mental illnesses as well as how to maintain mental health
- An annual symposia about mental health topics and current information about mental illnesses
- Mental health program planning assistance and speaker resource information
- Access to the Media Resource Center
- A scheduled performance by The Players, click on The Players
- Real Hurdles: Helping Young People Understand Depression
- Orlando Morales: Regaining A Life
- Blindsided By A Miracle: The Mission of the Mental Health Association
Community Educators are available to facilitate discussions about mental health and wellness.
For further information
186 Clinton Street
Hempstead, NY 11550
Phone: 516-489-2322, ext. 112