Training Requirements and Classes

Mental Health, Level 1, Capable Caregiving for Mental Wellness

DSHS has replaced the current Mental Health Specialty curriculum with the new Mental Health, Level 1 - Capable Caregiving for Mental Wellness. This new curriculum replaces both the Manager Mental Health Specialty and Long Term Worker Mental Health Specialty Training.

Can I use the current Mental Health Specialty curriculum?

  • Facility Instructors. If you are currently approved to teach your own staff at an Assisted Living Facility or Adult Family Home, you must complete the new Mental Health, Level 1 training by February 28, 2019
  • Community Instructors. All currently approved community instructors must complete the Mental Health, Level 1 training by August 31, 2018

Where can I find a class for the new Mental Health Specialty curriculum?

For a schedule of upcoming Mental Health, Level 1, Capable Caregiving for Mental Wellness classes click here

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