CHW Behavioral Health Training Course

ABCD Health Services offers a four-session virtual course for Community Health Workers in primary care settings whose patients struggle with substance use and/or mental health issues.

This course focuses on integrating CHWs into behavioral health and primary care teams, and provides a comprehensive introduction to common mental health and substance use disorders.

Over five weeks, the course will cover…

  • Racial equity in behavioral health

  • Depression, anxiety, and PTSD

  • Working with substance users

  • Patient advocacy

  • Behavioral health navigation

 

Participants will build knowledge and skills using real life scenarios and case examples experienced by the trainers and participants.

Trainers are CHWs with lived experience and social workers from health care settings committed to integrating CHWs into behavioral health systems. 

 

Upcoming trainings:

SESSION DATES (must attend all four sessions):

  • May 18, 19, 25, and 26, 2022 from 9am to 1pm Deadline: May 11, 2022
  • July 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2022 from 9am to 1pm Deadline: June 30, 2022
  • November 8, 9, 15, and 16, 2022 from 10am to 2pm Deadline: November 1, 2022
  • January 18, 19, 25, 26, 2023 from 9am to 1pm Deadline: January 11, 2023

Complete this form to sign up: bostonabcd.org/chw_form

 

For a printable flyer, click here.