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TRIO New Mexico 2022 Pre-Conference TRIO Training Event

TRIO New Mexico is excited to announce that it will be offering a Pre-Conference Event on Mental Health First Aid!

Date of Event: Wednesday, April 6th

Time of Event: 8:30 am to 3 pm (Includes a 30 minute lunch break)

Cost of Event: $150 TNM Members and $175 Non-members

Location of Event: Virtual Platform

This event is limited to only 30 participants! Registration is on a first come registration basis only.

Mental Health First Aid Trainers: 

Suzanne Pearlman, MA National Trainer, Mental Health First Aid & 

Gina Ehlert, MEdNational Trainer, Mental Health First Aid

See Below For more information on the Trainers

This Pre-conference event is designed to offer participants the opportunity to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among adults.

It will introduce training attendees to many topics to include:

  • Common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges.
  • Common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges.
  • How to interact with a person in crisis.
  • How to connect a person with help.
  • Expanded content on trauma, substance use and self-care.

This training will lead to a three (3) year certification.

Participants will be required to register for this Pre-Conference event as it is not included in the price of the regular conference registration.

To Register Click Here

Registration Deadline:  April 1, 2022.

For more information on this pre-conference workshop:

Tobe Bott-Lyons - TRIO NM Professional Development Committee Co-Chair

(505) 795-9147

For more information on MHFA:

(See Attached Flier Below)

Learn More About the Trainers

Suzanne (Pronunciation: SOO-zahn) Pearlman (she/her), MA, is a nationally recognized specialist in curricula development, training programs, as well as a subject matter expert in cultural adaptations of standardized curricula with a focus on equity and access. 

Current work experience includes designing and implementing innovative curricula content for southwest Indigenous communities;  technical assistance and training to the University of New Mexico's Consortium for Behavioral Health Training and Research; developing and adapting evidence-based content for virtual, national training environments for the National Council for Behavioral Health; serving as a National Trainer for Mental Health First Aid in teen, youth, adult and corporate curricula; and consulting with local state departments on implementation of culturally appropriate training content.

Prior to consulting, Ms. Pearlman led behavioral health system transformation efforts and developed curricula at state and national levels that effectively engaged diverse communities; Tribes and Pueblos; child welfare and juvenile justice systems; managed care entities; city and county governments; law enforcement; and educational system partners toward improved, culturally-informed curricula and training programs.

Gina Ehlert (she/her), MEd, is the founding President and Chief Learning Officer of GETrainingSolutions – a female-owned business – and is a National Trainer of Instructors for the burgeoning Mental Health First Aid USA program. Ehlert contracts with the National Council for Behavioral Health and U.C. Davis Extension’s Center for Professional Education to develop and deliver training and consulting services related to adult learning (ToT’s), as well as a broad array of topics related to leadership, wellness, management and supervision. She has more than 25 years’ experience working with California county social services, alcohol, drug, mental health and provider agencies. She has worked in various supervision and management roles and brings extensive experience in workforce development, training, and learning development, including online teaching and learning.  Ehlert has been a keynote speaker, a conference presenter and a sought-after trainer nationally and for California social services agencies. Furthermore, in 2019, Ehlert completed work on a 9-year, multi-million-dollar contract with the California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions that provided workforce development management and coordination for a collaboration of 20 county behavioral health agencies, educational entities and nonprofit organizations in the Central Region of California. Ehlert has trained thousands of people in topics ranging from learning development, effective communication, mental health and trauma-informed care.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in business management, a master’s degree in education and has earned certificates in human resources management and online teaching and learning.

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