Apr 2 2018: 8:00am–4:00pm

Mental Health First Aid for Adults: Legal Community

Mental Health and Behavioral Health

Mental Health First Aid is an eight-hour course that equips people who don’t have special expertise in behavioral health care with the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a crisis.

The number of individuals who are mentally ill, have developmental disabilities, or have substance use disorders currently challenges the criminal justice system. Mental Health First Aid is a useful tool for attorneys, judges, court employees, mediators, paralegals, victim advocates, court-appointed special advocates, legal practice professionals, and volunteers. Upon completing the course, participants are certified as mental health first aiders for three years.

Training Coordinator

Kimberly Lafountain, LMHC
Behavioral Education Development Specialist, Department of Behavioral Education, Bradley Hospital
MHFA Certified Instructor


  • Target audience: Individuals in the legal community who want to learn more about responding to someone in behavioral crisis.
  • Instructional Level: Beginner.
  • Beverages and light snacks will be offered.


  • Program fee: $129 (including CLE credits)
  • For group reservations, contact Kim Lafountain, LMHC at 401-606-5759 or email klafountain1@lifespan.org.
  • Online registration closes two days before the event date.
  • Phone registration: Please call the department of behavioral education at 401-432-1087.
  • Refund/cancellation information: Training fees are not refundable. Should unforeseen circumstances cause you to be unavailable on the date of your training, you may send an alternate to the event at no additional charge. To request such a change, please email Pat Perry at pperry@lifespan.org.
  • To request reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the Rhode Island Hospital CME office at 401-444-4260.

More Information

For more information about this event or to inquire about group rates, please contact Kim Lafountain at KLafountain1@Lifespan.org or call 401-606-5759.

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