Region V's Continuing Education Department is responsible for the planning, development, coordination, and evaluation of the training, education, and technical assistance services for Region V Systems’ staff, providers, and community stakeholders.


Continuing Education develops quality training opportunities to meet Region V Systems’ CARF national accreditation requirements, develops opportunities for Region V Systems’ staff to further their professional development, and offers consultation for workshop/conference planning to providers and the community.


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***Upcoming Region V Systems Sponsored Trainings***



ADULT Mental Health First Aid

This 8-hour training course is designed to give you key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or is experiencing a mental health crisis.  Just as CPR training helps a layperson without medical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health illnesses and addictions.

The evidence behind MHFA demonstrates that it makes people feel more comfortable managing a crisis situation and builds mental health literacy.

**Click on the date of training in the for registration information and location details**

Adult Mental Health First Aid
Date of Training Time
December 7, 2017 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
February 20, 2018 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
April 17, 2018 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
June 19, 2018 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.










YOUTH Mental Health First Aid


A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis. You can help them.

You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, family member, student, neighbor, or member of the community — in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to young people showing signs of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care.

Anyone can take the 8-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid course, but it is ideally designed for adults who work with young people, ages 12-18 — teachers, coaches, leaders of faith communities, social workers, and other caring citizens.

**Click on the date of training in the for registration information and location details**

Youth Mental Health First Aid
Date of Training Time         
November 30, 2017 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
January 16, 2018 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
March 22, 2018 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
May 22, 2018 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.









QPR Gatekeeper Training

Various Dates (See list below)

12:00 - 1:30

Location: Region V Systems 1645 N Street


What is QPR?  

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer —3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.

The mission of QPR is to save lives and reduce suicidal behaviors by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training.  QPR will train people to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help. We believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know.

This training is a 1 ½ hour QPR Gatekeeper Training.  

What is a Gatekeeper?

According to the Surgeon General’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (2001), a gatekeeper is someone in a position to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide.

Gatekeepers can be anyone, but include parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, squad leaders, foremen, police officers, advisors, caseworkers, firefighters, and many others who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.

As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper you will learn to:

Recognize the warning signs of suicide

Know how to offer hope

Know how to get help and save a life

To save your spot, please complete the registration for the date you would like to attend by clicking the corresponding link below.


All classes are from 12:00-1:30 and held at Region V Systems, 1645 N Street.


Friday, November 10, 2017

Friday, January 12, 2018

Friday, March 9, 2018

Friday, May 11, 2018


***Upcoming Trainings Sponsored by Others***


Registration for the Great Plains Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP) 2017 Fall
Training Event is now open! CLICK HERE to view the flyer which contains additional
event details and the registration link. 


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