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Posted on: October 5, 2021

October Classes Scheduled for Mental Health & Substance Abuse Programs

Link to information about mental health and substance abuse training programs

New class dates have been scheduled in October 2021 for Loudoun County’s ongoing mental health and substance abuse prevention trainings efforts. All programs are free, but registration is required, and seats are limited.

Adverse Childhood Experiences Training

The Adverse Childhood Experiences training is a one-hour educational program that aims to raise awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs. ACEs are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood (0-17 years). ACEs are linked to chronic health problems, mental illness, and substance use problems in adulthood. The training teaches that ACE prevention is the greatest opportunity for improving the well-being of communities. The virtual training presentation lasts about one hour. Discussion and a question-and- answer session will follow the presentation. The next class will be held:

  • October 19, 6:00 p.m.
  • October 28, 6:00 p.m. 

For details about the training and to register, visit loudoun.gov/childhoodadversitytraining.

Opioid Overdose Reversal

Loudoun County offers local training sessions of REVIVE!, the opioid overdose and naloxone education program for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Anyone who uses opioids or knows someone who is using opioids is encouraged to attend. The virtual sessions last about one hour. Upcoming classes are: 

  • Thursday, October 7, 2021, 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 15, 2021, 12:00 p.m.
  • Monday, October 18, 2021, 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 22, 2021, 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 29, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

For details about the training and to register, visit loudoun.gov/revive.

Suicide Prevention Training

The Question Persuade and Refer program offers training to help people recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to refer someone for professional help. The suicide prevention training teaches three simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide; question, persuade and refer. The virtual training presentation lasts about one hour. Discussion and practice opportunities will follow the presentation. Upcoming classes will be held: 

  •  October 28, 7:00 p.m.

For details about the training and to register, visit loudoun.gov/suicidepreventiontraining.

For more information on the prevention and intervention services offered by the Loudoun County Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Prevention Services, visit loudoun.gov/mhsadsprevention or send an email.

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