Behavioral Health at Wellspring Professional Development & Education

Professional Development and Education

We want to bring help and healing to our communities. Through professional development and education, we can activate more community members to do this very important work. The trainings we offer also build on existing connections and strengths, not only multiplying our ability to help, but also extending the reach of our help, touching more people in need.

Where Do You Offer Professional Development and Education?

Virtual Courses

Anywhere in Michigan
These services are typically provided in-person and on-site, as well as virtually.

Training Offered

Mental Health First Aid Training

Time commitment: 8 hours
Class format: Virtual or in-person

Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of substance use disorder and behavioral health issues. After completing the course, you’ll be able to help people who are dealing with a mental health issue or addiction, including those in crisis, and connect them to care.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Training

Time commitment: 3 Hours
Class format: Virtual or in-person

ACEs are traumatic events that occur during childhood and include things like abuse, neglect, violence, and growing up in a family with behavioral health problems or substance use disorders. ACEs create toxic stress that can alter children’s brain development, negatively impacting their ability to grow and learn, and their overall health.

The good news is the ACEs and their negative effects can be prevented or reduced through intervention, which is what this course teaches. It also demonstrates how to build resilience in children so they can return to a healthy state after experiencing trauma.

This training is highly recommended for those who work and interact with children on a regular basis, including teachers and other educators, social workers, foster care workers, healthcare professionals, justice system employees, members of faith-based organizations, members of youth groups, and parents.

Interested in Professional Development and Education?