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Loudoun County Virginia - Loudoun Offers Mental Health Education Substance Abuse Prevention Programs in October 27 September 2022 ( news )
Loudoun County , state Virginia ( By Press Release office)
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Loudoun County offers ongoing mental health education and substance abuse prevention programs . All programs are free , but registration is required , and seats are limited . The schedule of upcoming classes for October 2022 is as follows:
Adverse Childhood Experiences Training
Adverse Childhood Experiencestraining is a one - hour educational program that aims to raise awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences , or ACEs . ACEs are potentially traumatic events that occ......ur in childhood . ACEs are linked to chronic health problems , mental illness and substance use problems in adulthood . The training teaches that ACE prevention is a key to improving a community’s well - being . The virtual training presentation lasts about one hour . Discussion and a question - and - answer session will follow the presentation .
The next class will be held October 19 , 2022 , 6:00 – 7:30 p . m . For details about the training and to register , visit
loudoun . gov/childhoodadversitytraining
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aidoffers training that teaches people how to identify , understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders . The training also teaches the skills that someone needs to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis . The trainings are usually held over a two - day period , with the class lasting for about three hours each day .
The next training of Adult Mental Health First Aid will be held October 12 & 13 , 2022 , 9:00 am . – 1:30 p . m . each day . The in - person training will be at the Loudoun County Department of Mental Health , Substance Abuse and Developmental Services office at 906 Trailview Blvd . SE , Leesburg . For details about the training and to register , visit
loudoun . gov/mhfirstaid
Opioid Overdose Reversal
REVIVE!is the opioid overdose and naloxone education program for the Commonwealth of Virginia . The training is free and anyone who uses opioids or knows someone who is using opioids is encouraged to attend a training . Loudoun County offers two versions of the program - Rapid REVIVE! and Virtual REVIVE!
Rapid REVIVE! is a shortened format that allows individuals to complete the training in six minutes . After watching a short video and then providing their contact information , participants receive free naloxone nasal spray . They may choose to receive naloxone by mail or arrange pickup . Rapid REVIVE! is available anytime . No registration is required . Visit
loudoun . gov/rapidreviveto start the training .
Virtual REVIVE! is a one - hour scheduled training session that requires registration . Participants who complete the training are also eligible to receive free naloxone nasal spray . They may choose to receive naloxone by mail or arrange pickup . The next scheduled training will be held October 7 , 2022 , 12:00 - 1:00 p . m . REVIVE! trainings can also be scheduled upon request . For details about the training and to register , visit
loudoun . gov/revive
Suicide Prevention Training
Question Persuade Referprogram offers training to help people recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to refer someone for professional help . The suicide prevention training teaches three simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide; question , persuade and refer . The virtual training presentation lasts about one hour . Discussion and practice opportunities will follow the presentation .
The October class will be held October 20 , 2022 , 7:00 – 8:30 p . m . For details about the training and to register , visit
loudoun . gov/suicidepreventiontraining
For More Information
For more information on the prevention and intervention services offered by the Loudoun County Department of Mental Health , Substance Abuse and Developmental Services , visit
loudoun . gov/mhsadspreventionor
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