Professional Development (PD)

CompuRecycling Center provides a variety of  professional development training to organizations such as Mental Health First Aid, Dismantling Implicit Bias: Awareness to Action, Digital Literacy and Information Skills, and more.

Mental Health First Aid Training

CompuRecycling Center has a team of professional instructors certified to teach Youth, Adult, and Teen Mental Health First Aid. Mental Health First Aid teaches individuals the skills needed to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experience a mental health crisis. Just as CPR training helps a person with no clinical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training teaches a person how to assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis such as contemplating suicide. In both situations, the goal is to help support an individual until appropriate professional help arrives. 

Who is Youth Mental Health First Aid For?

For adults who regularly interact with adolescents such as:

Parents

School staff and administrators (teachers, counselors, counselors, principals, bus drivers, etc.)

Foster care and group home team members

Faith leaders

Health systems staff

Community center personnel

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Who is Adult Mental Health First Aid For?

For adults who regularly interact with other adults such as:

Action Agencies

Human Service Organizations

Small to Mid-Size Businesses

Community Members

First Responders

Municipalities

Wellness and Fitness Centers

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Who is Teen Mental Health First Aid For?

Teen Mental Health First Aid teaches youth who are ages 15 to 18 or in grades 10-12 how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges in their friends and peers. The youth will also learn the impact of school violence and bullying on mental health, how to have a supportive conversation about mental illness and substance use with their friends, and ultimately how to get help from a responsible and trusted adult.  

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Dismantling Implicit Bias: Awareness to Action

Since 2015, CompuRecycling Center, Incorporated has worked to transform unconscious bias in our workplaces and communities. We believe that once individuals understand what implicit bias is — a learned habit of thought — they can then dismantle their implicit biases and integrate tools that build better habits into their daily lives.

Implicit Bias Affects Us All

Bias is one of the root causes of inequities that are based in race, gender, sexuality, disability, class, ethnicity, age, and religion in our society. Bias is a learned habit of thought that can create an unfair and destructive environment; but, we have more control over it than we might think. In fact, we can unlearn bias and help restore the confidence and courage we need to reduce inequities in our workplaces and communities.

Overview of Training

Our half-day workshop draws on empirical evidence to equip you with skills needed to dismantle bias, cultivate community, and help co-create an equitable world. The interactive workshop is designed to raise awareness of implicit bias from the unconscious level to the conscious level and provide best practices to positively improve decision-making and behaviors. Our training framework utilizes immersive content to take implicit bias out of the theoretical realm and make it real for individuals. We bring the subject to life in a way that evokes feelings and opens learners up to new ways of thinking and behaving.

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What does the Workshop Cover?

Each workshop is culturally tailored for the audience with information and scenarios relevant to them. Also, it includes a pre-test and post-test to help identify areas of personal growth for each participant. Participants learn:

What implicit bias is, its psychological basis, & how it manifests

Examples of common implicit biases

How implicit bias affects behaviors and decision-making

How to examine their own biases and its potential consequences when interacting with others Tools and techniques to disrupt implicit biases

Strategies to minimize the impacts of implicit bias in various settings and situations

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