Training

Our in-person trainings have been cancelled and we will resume in person training as soon as it is safe for us to do so.  

Virtual training is now available and several topics have been scheduled.  Click here to see what's being offered.


In the meantime, take a look at some of the resources we've collected for you below:

Mini-training  (Short 5-15 minute presentations to teach you skills and techniques to help you manage and cope with the pandemic.  These links will automatically download a recorded PowerPoint Show - make sure the volume is turned on so you can hear the presenter). 
 
Curated ART (Articles, Resources, and Tools)


COVID-19 Information - get factual information from reliable sources
Ohio Department of Health 
Center for Disease Control & Prevention 
National Institutes of Health 
Avoiding COVID-19 Scams 
The Top COVID-19 Scams

Children & Families
10 Tips for Talking about COVID with your Kids
8 tips to keep on top of your child's screen time
Activity Booklet - lots of ideas, links, and printables
Helping Children Cope with Stress
Helping Homebound Children During the COVID-19 Outbreak
How School Closures Can Strengthen Your Family
How to Help Kids Cope after a Disaster
How to Support your Childs Resilience in a Time of Crisis
How to talk to your children about the coronavirus and ease their anxiety 
My Daily Affirmation - Print these postcards out daily and as a family brainstorm some daily positive affirmations to stay connected and honest about what you are feeling during these times. Use "I am" statements and say them out loud together. Example: "I am strong, I am brave, I am scared." Be honest and discuss your feelings with each other as a family and what you can do to support each other.
Parent/Caregiver Guide to Coping
Responding to Children’s Emotional needs during Times of Crisis
Screen Time Guide and Screen-Free Activity Ideas
Talking to Children About Tragedies
To Reassure and Support Children During the COVID-19 Crisis
What to Say to Help Kids Feel Calm when the World Feels Fragile
Vaping – tips for parents - With social distancing hitting full swing, many families are spending more time together. It’s an ideal time for parents to talk with their kids about vaping and help them quit.

PAX Tools
 - PAX Tools utilizes nine evidence-based strategies to help parents and caregivers reduce conflict, encourage self-regulation, and improve relationships. PAX Tools is well suited to help families that now find themselves in need of some strategies to increase the peace, productivity, health and happiness in their homes.  Download the PAX Tools App (available from Apple and Android app stores), and follow PAX Tools on Facebook (@PAXTools).  Here parents and caregivers will find instructions, tips, and videos to support their use of the strategies.  You can also view the PAX Tools Videos to learn more about each tool and how to use them. 

 

Activity ideas for families
Educational Resources from the Smithsonian
Family Activities to do During COVID-19
Fun Activities for families at home (ages 0-12)
Fun Activities for families at home (ages 13-18)
Virtual Field Trips
Art At Home

Self-Care & Coping Skills
8 Tips for Self Care in Hard Times
10 Ways to Ease Your Coronavirus Anxiety
Anxious Thoughts – 5 Tips to Help you Sleep
Checklist for Helping the Isolated or Quarantined
Coping Calendar – 30 actions to look after ourselves and each other
Coping With Coronavirus: Managing Stress, Fear, and Anxiety 
Coping with Disaster
Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event 
Coping with Stress & Anxiety from COVID-19
Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
Coping with Stress
COVID-19 & Anxiety
COVID-19 – Reducing Panic
How to be a Good Neighbor During an Unpredictable Time
How to be Alone, But Not Lonely, Despite the Coronavirus
How to Care for Yourself While Practicing Physical Distancing
How to Talk About Your Feelings - TED Talks to help you learn about emotional first-aid, the power of vulnerability, erasing the stigma of mental health, and more
Living a Healthy Lifestyle during this pandemic
Manage Anxiety
Managing Coronavirus-related Stress
Managing Fears & Anxiety around Coronavirus
Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine & Isolation
Trouble Sleeping Due to the Pandemic? Try These Suggestions 

Mental Health Awareness (related to COVID-19)
How do I know someone is experiencing Anxiety or Depression?
How to help someone with Anxiety or Depression during COVID-19
How to support a loved one going through a tough time during COVID-19
Mental Health Considerations
Taking Care of your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty

Organizations with more information about Mental Health & COVID-19
National Alliance on Mental Illness 
Mental Health America 
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration 
Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services 
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Learn more about Mental Health Conditions (not necessarily related to COVID-19)
Psychological Disorders (Video - 10 minutes)
OCD & Anxiety Disorders (Video - 12 minutes)
Depressive & Bipolar Disorders (Video - 10 minutes)
Trauma & Addiction (Video - 11 minutes)
Schizophrenia & Dissociative Disorders (Video - 12 minutes)
Debunking Mental Health Myths (Video - 17 minutes)
Three Tips to Beat Suicidal Thinking (Video - 4 minutes)

First Responders & Warriors
Save a Warrior - free meditations for dealing with signs & symptoms of anxiety
Resilience Minute Skills
Rucksack Essentials
Ohio Army National Guard Mobile App
Family Readiness & Warrior Support
Warrior Tips during COVID-19
When Work Comes Home; Help for First Responders and their Family 
Essential Personnel - Safety Tips when Returning Home

Recovery
Alcoholics Anonymous Online Meetings  
Life After COVID-19


The Montgomery County ADAMHS Training Department develops partnerships and offers educational experiences to a wide variety of audiences within the community and region.

Stigma reduction, increased awareness and workforce skills development are the primary focus of our trainings. Some of the topics offered include:

Mental Health First Aid
Trauma Informed Care 
Prevention Topics 
Clinical Topics 
Workforce Development 
Team Building
Peace Officer Training for Crisis Intervention

Our skilled trainers are available to our provider agencies, businesses, faith institutions and the community.