The PEARLS Community-Based Depression Treatment Online Course provides a general introduction to the key elements of the PEARLS intervention. This online teaching experience provides didactic instruction in an engaging audio/visual format, and is combined with demonstration videos and periodic quizzes to help consolidate a trainee’s learning. This online course is a good refresher to your PEARLS in-person training, or a good introduction to PEARLS if you have not had an in-person training yet.

PEARLS, the Program to Encourage Active, Rewarding Lives, is a national evidence-based depression treatment program for older adults and adults with epilepsy. PEARLS integrates a number of proven person-centered strategies (Problem-Solving Treatment and Behavioral Activation) that can be tailored to meet the unique needs of every person you care for. Over the decade since we created PEARLS, we continue to follow our steadfast mission to partner with you and your organization to adopt, deliver, and sustain effective depression care for your community.

Estimated time to complete: 2 hours

The cost of this course is $95 and includes a CEU certificate. Register online to take this training.

This PEARLS Trainer Training course will prepare you to  train future PEARLS counselors.

This is a closed course for invited participants only.

Many public health workers are confident in their ability to handle the physical tasks involved in responding to a disaster, but what about the psychological challenges? In this one-hour online course, Randy Beaton, PhD, EMT discusses the psychological phases of a community-wide disaster, common patterns of immediate and long-term public response, mental health risks that rescue workers and victims face, signs that might indicate that a survivor needs a mental health evaluation, and the importance of local preparedness. The course bases its case studies on Washington State agencies and plans.

Estimated time to complete: 1 hour

Often, disasters strike without warning, leaving many survivors feeling anxious and upset. Others may have difficulty thinking or making decisions. As a responder, do you know how to help survivors with their emotional needs? After completing this one-hour online course, you will be able to anticipate the reactions of disaster survivors, identify those people at risk, and know how to connect survivors to appropriate resources.

Estimated time to complete: 1 hour

Stress Reduction Training for Telecommunicators is a course that was designed specifically for 9-1-1 telecommunicators. It is adapted from trainings that have proven helpful for police officers, fire-fighters and many other groups. This course is intended to be completed over seven weeks.The training each week consists of a short video that introduces week's theme, some information to read, and audio-guided stress reduction practices.

After enrolling in this course, you will receive a welcome email and two additional emails each week with helpful information and tips for completing that week's exercises.

Estimated time to complete: 7 hours over a period of 7 weeks

This training series introduces learners to upstream prevention efforts in suicide prevention, with an emphasis on community engagement and data-informed decision making. After completing a lesson on approaches to suicide prevention in public health, you will work through three modules on mental health and suicide prevention, building prevention partnerships, and approaches to injury and violence prevention.

Estimated time to complete: 3 hours

Stress infiltrates our lives every day and has effects beyond what we usually realize. This online course is part one of the Workforce Resiliency series, which provides information about individual and organizational resiliency in the face of stress, emergencies, and disasters. In this installment, you learn how to define stress and the effects that stress has on your behavior, biology, and psychology in both day to day and disaster situations.

Estimated time to complete: 45 minutes

Stress infiltrates our lives every day and has effects beyond what we usually realize. This online course is part two of the Workforce Resiliency series, which provides information about individual and organizational resiliency in the face of stress, emergencies, and disasters. In this installment, you learn to distinguish types of coping styles, incorporate strategies to increase organizational preparedness, and maintain your personal resiliency and well being to ensure that you and your organization will be ready to respond in the event of a disaster.

Estimated time to complete: 45 minutes

Stress infiltrates our lives every day and has effects beyond what we usually realize. This online course is part three of the Workforce Resiliency series, which provides information about individual and organizational resiliency in the face of stress, emergencies, and disasters. In this final installment, During and After a Disaster, details steps that you and your organization can take to maintain and restore resiliency during and after a disaster or emergency.

Estimated time to complete: 45 minutes