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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

July 28, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Youth Mental Health First Aid Training —  Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Time:  8:00 am – 4:00 pm with a half-hour for lunch (box lunch provided on-site)

Location:  219 West 2nd St., offices of the Central Nebraska Council on Alcoholism and Addictions

Cost:  Free. Space is limited to first 10 people who register (to allow for social distancing.)  Face coverings will be provided, or feel free to bring your own.

Please pre-register by July 23rd to Naomi@cncaa.info  (name, organization, email and phone)

Lunch will be provided on-site.  A free will offering will be taken to help cover lunch and refreshments.

Parking:  Please plan to park in the Railside lot on the northwest corner of Wheeler and 2nd Streets, across the street from the Chamber of Commerce.

Currently this training will be an in-person training. if this changes you will be notified immediately by email. Thank you!

This training opportunity is sponsored by the Hall County Community Collaborative, Region 3 Behavioral Health Services

and hosted by the Central Nebraska Council on Alcoholism and Addictions, Inc.

Your Trainer: Dr. Sarah Griess.  As a Nebraska native I feel honored to serve my community by helping members of our local communities to grow and heal. I enjoy being able to come alongside others, helping to make space for pain, healing, growth and ultimately, hope. It is a privilege to do this work and to offer a space where someone can come to find connection to who they truly are and were meant to be. In addition to counseling, I find it important to be an advocate for those who are unable to advocate for themselves. I serve as the co-chair for the Grand Island Area Coalition on Trafficking and serve on the board for the Diocese of Grand Island Child Protection Office. I also volunteer for Teen Reach, Inc., a program that serves local at risk teens. My educational training consists of the following:  University of Nebraska at Kearney,  MSEd. in Community Counseling and University of Northern Colorado, Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.)

I have taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Northern Colorado for Masters level students pursuing careers in the counseling field and held the position of Assistant Director and Director of Training at the University of Northern Colorado where I coordinated an American Psychological Association Accredited training program for Doctoral Interns in Psychology, while continuing my clinical work. I am an Instructor for Mental Health First Aid, an internationally recognized certification course that provides education around mental health and challenges stigma and an instructor for QPR, a program for suicide intervention. I have conducted group therapy for female survivors of sexual abuse and sexual assault since 2007 through the WINGS Foundation, the University of Washington, and through the University of Northern Colorado Counseling Center. I have also been a volunteer for local youth programs including Royal Family Kids Inc. and Teen Reach Adventure Camp (T.R.A.C.).  As a clinician who works with survivors of various types of trauma, I have become certified in EMDR. EMDR allows a person to work through trauma by facilitating the brain’s natural healing methods, allowing survivors to have comprehensive healing in thoughts, images, beliefs, emotions and addressing triggers.



July 28, 2020
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Naomi Vogt
308-385-5520 ext. 202


Central Nebraska Council on Alcoholism and Addictions, Inc.
3204 College St
Grand Island, NE 68803 United States
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