Mental Health First Aid-Applications for Prevention

1:30pm - April 5, 2019
South Southwest PTTC

NCED Hotel and Conference Center
2801 E Highway 9 Norman, OK 73071
Norman, OK 73069
United States

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This course will identify how the Mental Health First Aid course interventions address prevention at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels of service.



Evaluator, Regions VI and VII PTTC

Nicole Schoenborn serves as the Evaluator for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Prevention Technology Transfer Centers 6 and 7, assisting the centers with training and technical assistance program evaluation activities, as well as providing capacity building to clients in evaluation and data-based decision making. Nicole has a passion for applied research, program evaluation, experimental design, and working with state, tribal and community-based programs to effectively use data. In her prior substance use and misuse prevention work, she worked as the Service to Science Lead for the Southwest Resource Team of the Center for Applied Prevention Technologies, and as a Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) Specialist for five years. Nicole also worked for 12 years at the Oklahoma State Department of Health conducting quality management and program evaluation activities for HIV prevention and treatment programs, including mental health and substance use services, and managed the T/TA program for HIV case managers. She has a master's degree in experimental psychology and has experience working with research methods and design, and teaching psychological statistics.


Product Development & Distance Learning Coordinator, Regions VI & VII, Prevention Technology Transfer Center

Wanda West has more than 25 years’ experience in prevention theory and practice at the community and state levels. Ms. West’s strengths in prevention are in workforce development, program development, community collaboration, policy development, law enforcement, and sustainability practices.

She served on the U.S. Counties along the Mexican Border, SPF Workgroup, 2009-2012, and has chaired and co-chaired numerous community and state prevention coalitions. She has served as the chair, and a member of the executive board, of the New Mexico Credentialing Board for Behavioral Health Professionals (NMCBBHP) and as a member of the prevention committee of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC & RC) to advocate for prevention certification and workforce development on national and international levels.