Mental Health, Level 1: Capable Caregiving for Mental Wellness

DSHS Approved Mental Health Level 1 Class

Upcoming Dates

Time: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Print Program Flyer
Location: Vancouver, WA
Fee: $99

Program Outline

  • Introduction to Mental Disorders
  • Compassionate and Trauma Informed Care
  • Getting Help, Self Care & Suicide Prevention
  • Communication Dynamics & Boundaries
  • Creative Approaches to Challenging Behaviors
  • Crisis Management


“I thought this was a great lecture … from the person with the best experience. [Terri] … You were awesome and so enjoyable.”

“The most helpful part of the class for me was learning about the best approaches to situations involving confusion and anger.”

“This was a great class! It was helpful sharing ideas with others who have experience really dealing with clients with these conditions and discussing boundaries.”



Discover how different types of mental health issues affect the elderly and others in the long-term care population. You will learn about compassionate, trauma informed care, suicide prevention, respectful communication, and creative approaches to managing challenging behaviors. You will be required to pass a written examination.

This program meets the 2018 Washington State DSHS-approved mandatory “Mental Health Specialty Training” requirement for your caregiving Health Services/ Nursing staff members.

Who Should Attend?  All Health Services/ Nursing caregiving staff (RN, LPN, Med Aides, Caregivers, CNA, HCA, NAR and others) in long term care settings.

Contact Hours:  8

EMPLOYERS: You may register up to 6 staff at one time by using this link.

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Additional Information

Registration includes:  Attendance at program, program handout, coffee, tea, water, continental breakfast, and snacks. Wi-fi is available in the conference center. Bring your own lunch to enjoy in the classroom.

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