This online course is designed to provide a continuing education and professional development opportunity for Community Health Workers (CHWs) who have completed entry-level CHW training.
In this course, you will cover mental illness and addiction, including the risk factors, behaviors and stigma often associated with these conditions. You will explore evidence-based therapies and services for supporting people living with these conditions.
You will also consider how you can assist people with mental illness or addiction through prevention, advocacy and promotion of positive mental health.
By the end of this couse, you will know how to:
Ann supports OSU's College of Public Health and Human Sciences in building capacity of the current and future public health and human sciences workforce to meet the needs of individuals, families, and communities. Her work focuses on managing a portfolio of professional development offerings related to public health and human sciences. It involves collaboration with a variety of internal and external partners, including faculty, industry, and governmental agencies.
Lori McGraw, PhD, is a senior instructor with Oregon State University’s School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences for the Program of Human Development and Family sciences. Her research interests include understanding family care, particularly for families in later life. As a qualitative researcher, she focuses on how sociocultural ideas and practices surrounding care shape caregivers identities and relationships, and how caregivers creatively use sociocultural ideas to construct purposeful lives. Recent research includes caregiving ties between adult siblings, mother-daughter, mother-child with autism and grandmother-grandchild.