Behavioral Health Workforce Education & Training
Full Tuition Reimbursement Through 2020!
FUNDAMENTALS OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
The Montana Fundamentals of Behavioral Health (FBH) training provides the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and respond to behavioral health issues and mental health disorders. You will learn to recognize, appropriately respond, and adapt to unpredictable situations that may be encountered. The instructor-guided curriculum takes approximately six weeks (60 hours) to complete and consists of six online 10-hour Learning Modules, with an option to take the one-day, onsite skills training required to achieve the Management of Aggressive Behavior (MOAB) Certification. Total training fees are due at enrollment. Full reimbursement upon participant’s successful completion is available.
- Improved patient safety and care
- Better trained para-professional staff
- Increased staff retention
Employment within a healthcare setting is required.
Participants register with their regional AHEC training provider. To register, clink on the regional links below and scroll to the FBH section.
- Western Montana AHEC-MHA Academy
- South Central Montana AHEC-MHA Academy
- North Central Montana AHEC-MHA Academy
- Eastern Montana AHEC-RiverStone Health
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN
The Behavioral Health Technician program is offered through Highlands College in Butte. This Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) program is designed to train and educate students in one semester and prepare them for Entry Level Employment in the Medical and Mental Health Field. Students will undergo an intense 15 credit load, 90% online via distance technology and interactive education. A 20-hour in-person Management of Aggressive Behaviors (MOAB) training component will be given toward the end of the program. This gives students an additional certification. Total training fees are due at enrollment. Full reimbursement upon participant’s successful completion is available.
For more information on the program: Behavioral Health Technician
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST
Montana’s Peer Network is a statewide peer run non-profit recovery organization with a mission to lead the expansion and development of recovery-oriented behavioral health services in Montana. They offer a variety of peer support trainings. Trainees must identify as being in recovery from a behavioral health diagnosis and have sought treatment. There are 40 hours of in-person initial training to receive certification as a Behavioral Health Peer Support Specialist. This course meets the National Practice Standards for Peer Supporters and the guideline set up by the Montana Peer Support Task Force. Total training fees are due at enrollment. Full reimbursement upon participant’s successful completion is available.
For more information: Montana Peer Network
COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER
The Montana Community Health Worker (CHW) Fundamentals training provides the knowledge
and skills necessary to
become a Community Health Worker. The instructor-guided curriculum takes approximately seven weeks (85 hours) to complete and consists of four online or in-person 15-hour Learning Modules and a 25-hour on-the-job Supervised Experience taken at the completion of the four Modules. Each Module contains written content, videos, application activities, case studies and reflective journaling. An individual will gain skills in the following areas: professional skills & conduct; communication; self-care; interpersonal relationships; outreach, navigation & coordination; organization; advocacy; capacity building & teaching. The CHW training provides a certificate upon completion. Total training fees are due at enrollment. Full reimbursement upon participant’s successful completion is available
*A trainee must be sponsored by an employer prior to beginning the training, as the 25-hour Supervised Experience is required to complete the course. For more information on the program and how to register: Montana Community Health Worker Training