Trainings and Presentations

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The following is a list of all educational trainings and presentations offered FREE of charge by the Community Mental Health and Addiction Team. All trainings and presentations are now also available virtually.

See the calendar on the CMHA main page for upcoming opportunities. Register for any of these at Pima.Gov/HDReferrals or contact us: E-mail CMHA Team.

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Offered by CMHA

CPSMP | Chronic Pain Self-Management Program

This six-week workshop helps participants better manage their chronic pain and help them feel better, move better, and improve their quality of life. Developed by Stanford University, this research-based program is designed for people who live with chronic pain or their family members or caregivers. Topics include: techniques to better deal with frustration, stress, and fatigue; benefits of physical activity; foods and chronic pain; pacing activity and rest; setting goals; communication skills; and more!

MHFA | Mental Health First Aid (Youth/Adult)

Two separate evidence-based trainings are available for adults who interact with youth or other adults. Both provide information on how to recognize signs and symptoms of mental health or substance use challenges, offer and provide initial help, and guide a person toward appropriate care if necessary. Certification is good for 3 years.

NAMI Ending the Silence | National Alliance on Mental Illness

This 50-minute presentation, designed for middle and high school students, includes warning signs, statistics, and tools to seek help for themselves or a friend dealing with a mental health concern. A second young adult presenter shares their journey of recovery.

Narcan Training

A one-hour presentation on how to administer the intranasal spray version of naloxone, Narcan, when a person has a suspected overdose from opioids. Upon completion, Narcan kits are provided for participants to carry for life-saving emergencies.

QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention

This 1-2 hour evidence-based training is designed to teach "gatekeepers" how to respond to the warning signs of a suicide crisis. Gatekeepers are anyone strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide such as parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, coaches, caseworkers, or police officers. Gatekeepers are certified for 2 years following this training.

Rise of Fentanyl

This one hour presentation discusses the fentanyl epidemic in Pima County. Presenters educate audiences about what fentanyl is, and the driving forces behind the rapid increase in overdoses and deaths. Risk factors, prevention methods, and resources will be shared so that we can come together as a community to prevent use and save lives. Can be tailored to middle/high school students, parents/teachers, and the general public.

SFP | Strengthening Families Program

An evidence-based, family skills training program found to significantly improve parenting skills, family relationships, social competencies and school performance; and to reduce problem behaviors, delinquency and substance misuse in children. SFP is a multi-week curriculum for parents/guardians and their school-aged children. Weekly incentives and a graduations gift provided.

Stress Management

This one-hour presentation shares methods that help identify and analyze the physical and emotional effects of everyday stressors, and teaches positive coping strategies to support a healthier life. Attendees will learn how to achieve balance, set boundaries, seek support, share core values, and self-regulate through mindfulness. Ending with a brief breathing exercise, audiences will leave feeling refreshed and empowered.

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Bystander Training for Opioid Overdose Prevention

This online training is available free of charge through Get Naloxone Now. To attend a live training, and receive a free naloxone kit, please refer to our offerings above or contact us at

Navigating the Emotional Impacts of COVID-19

Originally presented by the CMHA team on September 24th, 2020 as an internal training for Pima County staff. This presentation goes over the basics of the common emotions experienced by all during the pandemic and reviews strategies to build resilience. Suitable for all adults.

Navigating the Emotional Impacts of COVID-19, School Staff Edition

Presented by the CMHA team on November 5th, 2020 during the Superintendent Health Service meeting. This presentation covers the common emotions experienced by staff and students and discusses strategies to build resilience among adults and youth. Suitable for all adults especially those who care for and teach youth and young adults.

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