Behavioral Health Adult & Youth Emergency Crisis Response Line (308)-390-4645
Seeking Safety is a drop-in group to help people with PTSD, a history of trauma and /or a history of substance abuse/dependence attain safety. ANYONE CAN ATTEND THE DROP IN GROUPS.
Seeking Safety is an evidence-based, present-focused curriculum designed to help people attain safety from PTSD and/or substance abuse. It is also helpful for those with a history of trauma but without a PTSD diagnosis. Safety is the overarching goal, with emphasis on helping people achieve safety in their relationships, thinking, behavior and emotions. There are a total of 25 different topics that can be attended in any order, as few or as many times as a person finds helpful.
Please Note: No in-person classes until further notice.
Heartland Clinic, 307 East 5th St., Lexington, NE. 308-324-6754
Adult Drop In Group - 12-1:00pm on Wednesdays (Females 18 years and up only).
Frontier House - 114 South Chestnut, North Platte, NE 308-532-4730
Please call 308-532-4730 and leave a message to sign up for conference calling.
Adult Drop In Group - (18 years and up only) seeking safety class will begin on November 7, 2019 on Thursdays at 10:45 am.
Heartland Clinic, 401 West 1st, Ogallala, NE 308-284-6767
Please call 308-284-6767 for information on how to sign up for conference calling.
Adult Drop In Group - 12:00-1:00PM MT on Wednesdays.
Prime for Life is an evidence-based program designed to provide information that will help each person reduce the risk for any type of alcohol or drug problem. It will help people understand and accept the need to make helpful changes.
*Class fee is $120.00 (A digital workbook is included in the price.)
*Classes need to have a minimum number of participants. If the minimum number is not met, participants will be notified before class regarding cancellation and rescheduled.
Please Note: No in-person classes until further notice.
All classes will be done via Zoom.
Pre-registration is required. Participants must be at least 14 years old to attend the class.
This class is offered FREE to parent(s) or guardian(s) who have youth attending the class.
Saturdays 10:00 am–4:00 pm (Central Time)
To register, please call Shannon at 308-529-0595 or call any of our Heartland Counseling offices:
North Platte - 308-534-6029
Ogallala - 308-284-6767
McCook - 308-345-2770
Lexington - 308-324-6754
Due to COVID-19, there are no in-person classes until further notice.
We have begun to offer a virtual Zoom Men’s Group. We will meet on Wednesdays at 4 pm Central time.
*Please contact Corey Brockway at 308-340-2406 (Cell) to get the zoom link.
Nebraska Psychological First Aid Training (PFA) in North Platte, NE
The purpose of the Nebraska psychological first aid program is to equip natural helpers to provide psychological support to survivors of critical events (e.g. disasters, conflicts, accidents, etc.). It is segmented into seven modules, each addressing critical skills that can make an immediate and lasting impact on a person’s psychological health following a crisis: 1) Psychological Support; 2) Stress and Coping; 3) Supportive Communication; 4) Promoting Community Self-Help; 5) Populations with Functional Needs; 6) Helping the Helper; and 7) De-escalation.
The PFA acknowledges the seriousness of the experience of danger and the increased feelings of vulnerability that often follow the immediate aftermath of a traumatic event, crisis, or natural disaster. Trained facilitators will be able to provide PFA Training in their communities to meet the needs of local citizens.
Check below for Youth and Adult Mental Health First Aid Training
Adult Mental Health First Aid
Adult Mental Health First Aid is an international program proven to be effective. Peer-reviewed studies published in Australia, where the program originated, show that individuals trained in the program:
• Grow their knowledge of signs, symptoms and risk factors of mental illnesses and addictions.
• Can identify multiple types of professional and self-help resources for individuals with a mental illness or addiction.
• Increase their confidence in and likelihood to help an individual in distress.
• Show increased mental wellness themselves.
Studies also show that the program reduces the social distance created by negative attitudes and perceptions of individuals with mental illnesses.
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD).
June 19, 2021
8am - 5pm, Ogallala, NE
At times, all parents feel lost or without a clue about what our child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you. The Circle of Security® parenting program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.
Learning Objectives of the Training:
• Understand your child’s emotional world by learning to read the emotional needs
• Support your child’s ability to successfully manage emotions
• Enhance the development of your child's self esteem
• Honor your innate wisdom and desire for your child to be secure
“If you are looking for a practical, wise, science-based, and accessible guide to creating the kind of attachment your child needs to optimize development, you’ve come to the right place!”
“Attachment research has shown that those children who are fortunate to develop what is called ‘secure’ attachment are most likely to grow into caring, thoughtful, reflective, emotionally and socially intelligent, resilient individuals who thrive.”
COS-P is not just another program. It is a dynamic process for building
You’re not alone. Sometimes it’s hard to tell what your child needs, what her behaviors mean and if you’re doing right by him. Imagine what it might feel like if you could make sense of what your child is really asking from you.
Circle of Security™ Parenting is an opportunity to join other parents just like you, for an 8-week class where you’ll learn to:
• Strengthen your relationship with your child
• Be present with your child during the best and toughest of times
• Recognize your child’s needs and make sense of his or her behavior
• Meet your child’s needs by being bigger, stronger, wiser and kind
Who should attend:
Parents, newly expecting parents, caregivers, foster parents, guardians, adoptive parents and daycare providers
English and Spanish classes offered.
May 26 - July 14, 2021
Must attend all 8 classes
5:30-7 pm, North Platte, NE
QPR is not intended to be a form of counseling or treatment.
QPR is intended to offer hope through positive action.
QPR is intended to teach those who are in a position to recognize the warning signs, clues and suicidal communications of people in trouble to ACT vigorously to prevent a possible tragedy.
Suicide Prevention Gatekeepers
A gatekeeper is anyone trained to recognize a suicide crisis and, because of their training, knows how and where to find help.
Why QPR for Suicide Prevention Gatekeepers?
QPR gatekeeper training only takes 1.5- 2hours and is taught in a format that is clear and concise. Gatekeepers are given information that is easy to understand and reinforced by a QPR booklet and card complete with warning signs, methods to encourage a person to get help and a list of resources available in your community.
Who Teaches QPR Gatekeepers?
QPR was created and developed by Paul Quinnett, Ph.D. of Spokane, Washington. Dr. Quinnett began a QPR Instructor Certification Program to allow qualified candidates to teach QPR and increase the number of gatekeepers trained to act in a bold and positive manner to prevent a suicide and save a life.
ASK A QUESTION, SAVE A LIFE
If an agency or community would like to host a training FREE of charge, please contact Shannon at 308-534-6029 ext. 152.
Community Connections is a local Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition that Region II contracts with.
“Help Prevent Prescription DRUG ABUSE- Bring your un-used and outdated prescriptions to The Platte River Mall (inside the Main Entrance) on the 3rd Saturday of Every Month from 11-1:00pm.
*For more information Contact: Community Connections at 308-696-3358 or www.communityconnectionslc.org