About CAP:

CAP- Community Awareness/Congregation Assistance Program

CAP, referred to as the “Community Awareness/Congregation Assistance” Program educates people of behavioral health issues and about the local community resources available to people seeking help with these concerns.

The learning objectives of a CAP training include:

1. Describe education and awareness overview of substance use, gambling and mental health issues * Uses the Learning Needs Resource Assessment (LNRA) to identify drug focus areas

2. Identify signs/symptoms of problematic substance use, problem gambling behavior and other mental health problems

3. List local resources available to support persons experiencing behavioral health issues

4. Identify and respond to signs/symptoms of problematic substance use, problematic gambling behavior, and other mental health problems/crises such as risk of suicide

Format/Scheduling:

This is a three-hour training that can be done virtually or in person. It can be completed in one session or in two, 1.5 hour sessions. Scheduling is flexible to meet the needs of your group and food is provided.

Who Should Attend:

This program is non-clinical in nature. It is an opportunity for people who are in positions where others may turn to them for support. This could include those work in lay ministries, non-clinical settings, foster parents, school or office staff- anywhere people are in roles as “natural helpers”.

Cost:

This is a free training provided by the Regional Behavioral Health Organization for in your region and is funded by DMHAS Problem Gambling Services.

Certificates

Certificates of Completion, Contact Hours and CEUs from the Connecticut Certification Board can be provided.

If you are interested in hosting a training or have any questions, please contact your Regional Gambling Awareness Team Coordinator: www.gamblingawarenessct.org/contacts

How to Learn More
If you are interested in hosting a training or have any questions, please contact your Regional Gambling Awareness Team Coordinator: www.gamblingawarenessct.org/contacts