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Portfolio for Human Growth and Development. Please Label each response and provide relevant reference under each response. I do not need a full reference page. Provide in-text citation when necessary, APA style (peer review journal article dated within 5 years). Please incorporate my work experiences as listed on resume and my trainings in each response. Refer to the grading rubic that is attached to verify that all requirements are met.
This course provides an overview of individual development from a variety of theoretical perspectives. Social, cognitive, spiritual, and personality development are covered through the life span, including childhood, adolescence, adulthood and later life. These topics are explored through both a biblical worldview as well as through the perspective of a human service worker.
One of the goals of formalized training is to provide students with information and training and to have them apply this learning both inside and outside the traditional classroom environment. Through your life experience, you have essentially completed the same process, but in reverse. Keep this in mind as you answer the following question for each learning outcome.
9. Examine theories and etiology of addictions and addictive behaviors, including strategies for prevention, intervention, and treatment.
Below are additional information on a few of my trainings
Topics Covered in Mental Health First Aid
Depression and mood disorders
Substance Use disorders
Mental Health First Aid teaches about recovery and resiliency – the belief that individuals experiencing these challenges can and do get better, and use their strengths to stay well.
The Mental Health First Aid Action Plan
Assess for risk of suicide or harm
When helping a person going through a mental health crisis, it is important to look for signs of suicidal thoughts and behaviors, non-suicidal self-injury, or other harm. Some warning signs of suicide include:
It may seem simple, but the ability to listen and have a meaningful conversation requires skill and patience. Listening is critical in helping an individual feel respected, accepted, and understood. Mental Health First Aid teaches you to use a set of verbal and nonverbal skills such as open body posture, comfortable eye contact, and other strategies to engage in appropriate conversation.
Give reassurance and Information
It is important to recognize that mental illnesses and addictions are real, treatable illnesses from which people can and do recover. When talking to someone you believe may be experiencing symptoms of a mental illness, approach the conversation with respect and dignity and don’t blame the individual for his or her symptoms. Mental Health First Aid provides information and resources you can offer to someone to provide emotional support and practical help.
Encourage appropriate professional help
There are many professionals who can offer help when someone is in crisis or may be experiencing the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or addiction.
Encourage self-help and other support strategies
Individuals with mental illness can contribute to their own recovery and wellness through:
|Interventions LearnedWhen you take a course, you learn how to apply the Mental Health First Aid action plan in a variety of situations, including when someone is experiencing:Panic attacksSuicidal thoughts or behaviorsNonsuicidal self-injuryAcute psychosis (e.g., hallucinations or delusions)Overdose or withdrawal from alcohol or drug useReaction to a traumatic eventThe opportunity to practice — through role plays, scenarios, and activities — makes it easier to apply these skills in a real-life situation.|
Benefits of Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training (CPI)
Recognize & Respond to Crisis
Your staff learns decision-making skills to match the level of the response to the risk of the crisis, focusing on the least-restrictive response to ensure the Care, Welfare, Safety, and Security℠ of those in your care. This includes recognizing the stages of an escalating crisis and learning evidence-based techniques to appropriately de-escalate.
Safe Physical Intervention
Our evidence-based techniques have been successfully used for over 40 years and are recognized by national and international organizations. NCI training emphasizes physical intervention as a last resort and appropriate to the level of risk.
Evidence-Based & Fully Accredited
Your staff can earn Continuing Education Credits while practicing strategies that are based on the latest evidence on brain and behavior. A rigorous bi-annual research review ensures that our restrictive interventions meet best-practice international standards.
Undergard College Courses related to Human Services Counseling
Principles of Substance Abuse
Studies in Behavioral Modification
Professional Techniques Hum Services (Self Esteem)
Professional Techniques Human Services (Children of Dysfunctional Family)
Intro Personal Processes
Treatment & Resources Substance Abuse
Leadership & Management in Health & Human Services
Substance Abuse & the Family
Case Management Problem-Solving
Theories/Foundation Crisis Intervention
Educational Concepts Allied Health Education
Health & Human Services Finance