The Office of Student Mental Health and Behavior and the Professional Development Unit (HR) have invited the Fairfax County Community Services Board once again to facilitate the Mental Health First Aid workshop.
Location: Fairfax, 3922 Pender, Suite 150
Date: Wednesday, October 8th and Thursday, October 9th.
Time: 9:30 am-till 3:00 pm.
Note: Participants need to commit to both days and be present for the duration of the sessions to receive their certification.
Maximum number of participants: 20
Registration closes on Tuesday, September 30th at midnight, so sign up now!
NOVA – HR: Mental Health First Aid
You are more likely to encounter someone experiencing a mental health crisis than someone having a heart attack. Mental Health First Aid is an interactive 8-hour course that teaches you about common warning signs and risk factors for mental health problems and provides a five-step action plan and resources for helping someone in crisis. Mental Health First Aid provides an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and gives an overview of common treatments. Those who take the 8 hour course certify as Mental Health First Aiders and learn a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.
Northern Virginia Community College
3926 Pender Drive, Suite 150
Fairfax, VA 22030-0974
register by emailing
Recognizing and Responding to Distressed Students in Your Classroom – MaryAnn Raybuck and Nan Peck presenting
Join us at NOVA’s Annandale Campus, Room CN 117, www.nvcc.edu/about-nova/maps-directions/annandale/
This seminar is sponsored by NOVA’s Student Services and VCCS’s Northern Regional Center for Teaching Excellence. Space is limited to 50 participants. To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/keppbb2
SAVE THE DATE: ASIST training (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) will be on January 8 & 9th at the Arlington Urgent Care Center Building, 601 S Carlin Springs Road, Arlington, VA 22204. It is conveniently located right off of Route 50. Registration information will be posted soon.
September is CAMPUS SAFETY Month!
Help keep our campus safe! If You See Something, Say Something! Report it using NOVACares! www.nvcc.edu/novacares
- All training will be held from 12 pm-1 pm.
Training on the legal changes associated with the new violence against women laws. Local dates/locations are January 15th for Stevenson, MD (Baltimore area); January 16th for Richmond, VA; or Jan 17th for McLean,VA. Click on the link below and select nationwide locations to find the one closest to you. Registration is open now.