Upcoming Region V Systems Sponsored Trainings

Mini-BETA (Behavioral Health Threat Assessment Training)
Wednesday, September 22, 2021, Wahoo, NE

Deadline for registration is: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Region V Systems is hosting a 1-day training designed to assist Nebraska law enforcement personnel obtain better outcomes when working with persons with mental health and/or substance use disorders. Mini-BETA is intended for dispatchers, support, or sworn personnel who encounter persons experiencing a mental health crisis.

Participants will be introduced to signs and symptoms of mental health disorders or challenges, local mental health resources, threat assessment principals and strategies, and problem solving within local systems of care.

This training is being offered FREE of charge.  Registration required.

Your registration includes a light breakfast and lunch.

Please register by clicking here.

If you have questions please contact:

Kristin Nelson, Region V Systems: knelson@region5systems.net
Phone: 402-441-4356

We apologize in advance as some individuals have had issues registering on forwarded copies of this email.  If you have any issues registering please contact:

Theresa Henning, Region V Systems: training@region5systems.net
Phone:  402-441-4358

ADULT Mental Health First Aid  (Virtual until further notice)
This 8-hour training course is designed to give you key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or is experiencing a mental health crisis.  Just as CPR training helps a layperson without medical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health illnesses and addictions.

The evidence behind MHFA demonstrates that it makes people feel more comfortable managing a crisis situation and builds mental health literacy.

**Click on the date of training in the for registration information and location details**

Date of TrainingTime
February 9, 2021 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
April 13, 2021 Cancelled8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
June 8, 2021 Cancelled8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
July 20, 2021 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
October 19, 2021 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
February 15, 2022 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


YOUTH Mental Health First Aid  (Virtual until further notice)
A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis. You can help them.

You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, family member, student, neighbor, or member of the community — in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to young people showing signs of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care.

Anyone can take the 8-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid course, but it is ideally designed for adults who work with young people, ages 12-18 — teachers, coaches, leaders of faith communities, social workers, and other caring citizens.

**Click on the date of training in the for registration information and location details**

Date of TrainingTime
November 10, 2020 Cancelled 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
January 12, 2021 via Zoom 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
March 16, 2021 via Zoom 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
May 11, 2021 Cancelled 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
August 10, 2021 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
December 7, 2021 via Zoom 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
April 12, 2022 via Zoom 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.





QPR Gatekeeper Training  (Virtual until further notice)
Various Dates (see list below)
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

What is QPR? 

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer —3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.

The mission of QPR is to save lives and reduce suicidal behaviors by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training.  QPR will train people to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help. We believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know.

This training is a 1 ½ hour QPR Gatekeeper Training.

What is a Gatekeeper?

According to the Surgeon General’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (2001), a gatekeeper is someone in a position to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide.

Gatekeepers can be anyone, but include parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, squad leaders, foremen, police officers, advisors, caseworkers, firefighters, and many others who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.

As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper you will learn to:

• Recognize the warning signs of suicide

• Know how to offer hope

• Know how to get help and save a life

To save your spot, please complete the registration for the training you would like to attend by clicking the corresponding date below.

Date of TrainingTime
January 8, 2021 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
March 12, 2021 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
May 14, 2021 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
July 9, 2021 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
September 10, 2021 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
November 12, 2021 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.



Cluster-Based Planning Training

This cluster-based information provides a framework that contributes to individualized recovery and treatment planning.   It can also be used to enhance the efforts of management to facilitate quality improvement, focus staff/network training, and support the evaluation of services at all organizational levels.

Basic Cluster-Based Training

Date of TrainingTime
October 20, 20208:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
February 9, 2021 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
April 13, 2021 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Intermediate Cluster-Based Training

Date of TrainingTime
November 17, 20208:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
May 18, 2021 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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If you are interested in presenting material or information that you feel would benefit the behavioral health community, please contact us here.


This training is designed to provide knowledge on how Nebraska State Probation, under the Nebraska Supreme Court, assists juveniles and adults in becoming productive members of society and the key role providers play in this process. We will share how Probation assesses criminogenic risk, screens for behavioral health and other needs and develops individualized success plans. This training will also demonstrate how evidence-based approaches guide case management and service referral that reduce criminogenic risk and increase public safety.

Cost: $5.00

Click Here To Register





Professional Ethics – Keeping Your Boundaries Clear
June 1, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Region V Systems
1645 N Street

$20 Network Providers
$25 All Other Attendees

Human services professionals are guided by a code of ethics that protects all stakeholders – client and practitioner. Regularly reflecting on personal and professional boundaries is shown to prevent ethical violations and provide clarity to professional practice, which is especially important in the human services field.

This 2-hour presentation will describe standards of practice and provide an opportunity for professionals to apply the standards in the human services field including substance use disorders, mental health, peer assisted services, and case management. Common problems that interfere with appropriate boundaries will be discussed.

The goal of this training it to engage human services professionals in a discussion of ethical practice to explore personal and professional boundaries.

THIS TRAINING HAS REACHED MAXIMUM CAPACITY. Please check back for future training announcements.


The Consumer/Family Advisory Committee is proud to announce the upcoming WRAP® for Life” workshops being offered at the VA & The Orchard.

WRAP is a self-determined plan, widely used all over the world both as a preventive strategy and as a way to address all kinds of mental health, physical health, and life issues.  These workshops include Wellness Recovery Action Plans designed to address specific issues such as smoking cessation, weight gain or loss, aging, or diabetes. WRAP for Life teaches you how to adapt WRAP for any issues you wish to address.

Visit the CFAC Workshops and Classes page for more information.