The Healthy Start TA & Support Center (TASC) is pleased to offer scholarships for different training and certification opportunities to Healthy Start programs. Information about these opportunities and related announcements are distributed via the TASC’s monthly newsletter. If you would like to sign up to receive the newsletter, please email [email protected].

 

Mental and Behavioral Health Training Opportunities for Healthy Start Grantees

Click here to learn more about the mental and behavioral health training opportunities. To apply for the training scholarships, please complete this application by COB Friday, July 15.

 

Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) Scholarships

With support from the Division of Healthy Start and Perinatal Services (DHSPS), the Healthy Start TA & Support Center (TASC) is pleased to be able to provide Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) training scholarships for 40 Healthy Start Grantees. Due to COVID, the Healthy Children Project’s Center for Breastfeeding is offering its intensive in-person 5-day CLC training certification course as a self-paced online course. The course takes approximately 52 hours to complete, but participants will have up to 6 months to complete it. For more information about the CLC training, please click here.

TASC will cover the cost of the online training registration and the textbook for selected applicants. Selected applicants and/or their Healthy Start program will be responsible for covering the cost of the CLC certification exam, which can also be taken online. The application is now closed. Please keep an eye on TASC’s monthly newsletters and weekly email updates for announcements of future scholarship opportunities. 

This application will take 20-30 minutes to complete. Please note:

  • Please do not fill out this application on someone else’s behalf (including for staff who you plan to onboard soon). The scholarship cannot be transferred.
  • Please only complete this application if you are prepared to and able to complete the CLC training by June 2022.
  • You must receive approval from your Healthy Start Project Director and your direct supervisor (if different from your PD) before submitting this application.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Fatherhood Trainings

The Healthy Start TA & Support Center (TASC) is pleased to offer training opportunities to support Healthy Start programs in strengthening and enhancing their fatherhood programs. Information about these opportunities and related announcements are distributed via the TASC’s monthly newsletter. If you would like to sign up to receive the newsletter, please email [email protected].

With support from the Division of Healthy Start and Perinatal Services (DHSPS), TASC was thrilled to offer scholarships for the National Fatherhood Initiative’s 24/7 Dad Training to all Healthy Start Fatherhood Coordinators in June 2020 and July 2021. Keep an eye out on TASC’s weekly update emails for announcements about future 24/7 Dad trainings.

TASC is in process of planning additional fatherhood trainings and will update this page in the coming months with additional information about those training opportunities.

 

Mental Health Trainings

With support from the Division of Healthy Start and Perinatal Services (DHSPS), the Healthy Start TA & Support Center (TASC) is pleased to be able to provide scholarships for five mental health trainings to Healthy Start grantees!

TASC will cover the cost of the training registration for selected applicants. Please note, you may apply for multiple training opportunities, but each staff member is limited to receiving one training scholarship. TASC will select up to two staff members from each Healthy Start site to participate in each training

Please see below for additional details about each training.

 

Postpartum Support International’s Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Components of Care Training

PSI’s Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Components of Care Training is a virtual two-day training, which provides a thorough and evidence-based curriculum designed for any provider interested in learning skills and knowledge for assessment, support, and treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Topics include the many faces of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders; risks and exacerbating factors; special populations; trauma and culturally informed care; screening tools; intake and suicide assessment; and more. To view the full agenda, please click here.

Applications for the PSI Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders training scholarships are now closed.

 

National Council for Mental Wellbeing’s Mental Health First Aid for Adults Training

The Mental Health First Aid for Adults Training introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses, like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia. Participants learn a five-step action plan, ALGEE, to support someone developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis:

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm
  • Listen nonjudgmentally
  • Give reassurance and information
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies

Applications for the National Council for Mental Wellbeing’s Mental Health First Aid training scholarships are now closed.

 

Mental Health First Aid Instructor Certification Training

The Healthy Start TA & Support Center (TASC) is committed to building, enhancing, and strengthening Healthy Start staff members’ capacity to serve their communities. As part of this commitment, TASC will be awarding scholarships to four (4) Healthy Start staff members to complete the Mental Health First Aid Instructor Certification Training. Upon completing the training, TASC will work with the four staff members to provide the MHFA training to their fellow Healthy Start grantees around the country.

The instructor certification training is a 5-day training, which introduces the 8-hour course, overviews adult learning styles and teaching strategies, and provides in-depth instruction on implementing and managing the program in diverse communities. The training teaches participants how to: Teach the Mental Health First Aid course, including the 5-step action plan, evidence-supported treatment and self-help strategies, and prevalence data; Present the program with fidelity to the tested, core model; and tailor presentations to diverse audiences and learning environments.

Applications for the Mental Health First Aid Instrucor Certification Training scholarships are now closed.

 

 Shades of Blue’s I.N.S.P.I.R.E Method Training 

Shades of Blue’s I.N.S.P.I.R.E Method Training is a virtual two-day training, which teaches participants compassion care methods they can use in their everyday professional practice when working with and inside the community. This training is specific to care for women of color and minorities and can be implemented by doulas, midwives, clinicians and those facilitating support groups. Learning objectives include:

  • Identifying unique stressors in Black women and minorities dealing with maternal mental health complications
  • Implementing the I.NS.P.I.R.E method into everyday practices and prioritizing maternal mental health in our communities
  • Understanding social determinants of health and cultural barriers; the current outlook of maternal mental health among Black women and minorities; and how to change the outlook
  • Demonstrating the I.N.S.P.I.R.E method of compassion care, including mindfulness, hug therapy, music and more

Applications for the Shades of Blue’s I.N.S.P.I.R.E Method Training scholarships are now closed.

 

Institute for Wellness Education’s Wellness Coaching Certification Training 

IWE’s Level 1 Wellness Coaching Certification Training is a virtual training, which gives participants the skills they need to help themselves and others make changes in their lives that boost their personal well-being and the well-being of their families, friends, and community. This rigorous training program that gives participants the caring, conversational skills to build trusting, supportive relationships; and strategies, tools, and techniques to help people reach goals that are important and meaningful to them.

The training is self-paced and participants typically spend 36-50 hours completing the course. In addition to the online course, participants join regular teleconferences with IWE staff to practice their coaching skills and ask questions. All participants must complete the training within 6 months of starting. Learning objectives include:

  1. List factors that enable people to make sustainable change.
  2. Describe the role Wellness Coaches can play at home, at work, and in their communities.
  3. Use tools and strategies that are part of the US National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) to facilitate the self-change process for yourself, individuals, and groups.
  4. Help others set appropriate behavioral goals based on their unique interests, needs, desires, and abilities.
  5. Demonstrate empathy, understanding, and respect for client autonomy and choice.

Applications for the Institute for Wellness Education’s Wellness Coaching Certification Training scholarships are now closed.