Our Center for Community Health Advancement (CCHA) health educators and community health experts at Marshfield Clinic Health System implement multiple programs to bring behavioral health resources where they are needed most. Many communities in our service area have identified behavioral and mental health as a top priority. Our programs bring education and awareness efforts directly into the communities to support mental wellness for all.
Other efforts include:
Question, Persuade, Refer
We provide free Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) suicide prevention training. The training, based on three simple steps - Question, Persuade, and Refer - teaches individuals to recognize the warning signs of suicide and learn how to save a life. QPR is similar to learning the fundamentals of CPR to save lives.
Question: Recognize the warning signs of suicide and start a conversation
Persuade: Know how to offer hope
Refer: Know how to get help and save a life
We offer QPR trainings throughout the year so Wisconsin citizens and caregivers can learn how to prevent suicide and save lives in their communities. If you or someone you know would like to attend the free training, click on the link below to view upcoming training dates and registration information.
Social Emotional Learning: Life Tool Program
CCHA partnered with Marshfield Clinic Health System Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health to develop Social Emotional Learning: Life Tools program, an 8-week program that consists of weekly one hour group sessions facilitated by a school counselor, school social worker or an adequately credentialed professional counselor for identified youth ages 7-14 experiencing social emotional and/or mental health difficulties. The program includes engagement with parents and schools to provide wrap-around case management. A Marshfield Clinic Health System child psychologist provides technical assistance and consultation to facilitators to ensure quality and fidelity of the program.
Professional Development Supporting High Risk Youth
CCHA staff provide trainings, courses, and one-on-one technical assistance for youth-serving professionals on a variety of topics including social emotional learning, trauma informed care, and equity and inclusion. This professional development is delivered by experts on children’s mental health and focuses on out-of-school time programs (OST). Education is provided in group or individual settings to professionals working in schools, child care centers, and community based organizations serving youth.