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:


Required Live Session Dates:
Session 1: November 14 – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Session 2: November 15 – 9:00am – 12:00pm
Session 3: November 21 – 10:00am -2:00pm
Session 4: November 22 – 9:00am -12:00pm

Registration Deadline: November 7th, 2022

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


For a printable flyer, click here.