Communities of Research Scholars (CoRS) Training
This activity is developed by the University of Memphis, the Community of Researchers
(CoRs)-Health Spaces & Technology Research Community (HSTRC), the National Network
of Libraries of Medicine All of Us Project, and the Memphis Public Libraries.
The CoRs-HSTRC assessed the health needs of the Memphis population, and preliminary results, present a great need to provide information and training about mental health during the COVID -19 pandemic. The good news is that we have resources available to help our communities and that libraries keep providing relevant information and activities like this one.
The CoRs-HSTRC Members:
Drs. Sohye Lee, Irma Singarella, Christine Bertz, Seok Won Jin, Susan Elswick, Kathryn Hicks, Y'Esha Williams.
TN Building Stronger Brains ACEs Training
Tennessee ACEs Initiative is a major statewide effort to establish Tennessee as a
national model for how a state can promote culture change in early childhood based
on a philosophy that preventing and mitigating adverse childhood experiences, and
their impact, is the most promising approach to helping Tennessee children lead productive,
healthy lives and ensure the future prosperity of the state.
Chronic childhood trauma, or what experts call adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), can disrupt a child's brain-building process. Like building a house in a storm or with below-grade materials and tools, ACEs are toxic to brain development and can compromise the brain's structural integrity. Left unaddressed, ACEs and their effects make it more difficult for a child to succeed in school, live a healthy life and contribute to the state's future prosperity — our communities, our workforce, and our civic life. This training will provide participants much needed information about adverse childhood experiences, the impact such experiences have on child development and brain architecture, and ways in which to prevent and address ACEs within our communities.
- Learning Objectives:
- Participants will increase their focus, that every child born in Tennessee has the opportunity to lead a healthy, productive life.
- Participants will learn about ACEs and the impact on child development and brain architecture.
- This training will also assist participants with raising public knowledge about ACEs.
- Will learn key skills and terminology as key stakeholders, in order to use these newly learned skills within their own communities and environments to enhance successful outcomes for all.
- ACEs Surveys:
The QPR Gatekeeper
The QPR Gatekeeper course is taught in a clear, concise format using the latest in
educational technology and practices. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer
— the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.
Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor.
- Learning Objectives:
- Participants will learn how to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal
- Participants will learn how to get help for yourself or learn more about preventing suicide
- Participants will learn about the common causes of suicidal behavior
- Participants will learn the warning signs of suicide
- Participants will learn how to get help for someone in crisis
- QPR Surveys:
Overview of how these trainings are made possible through CoRS work:
Welcome thanks for joining us to the workshop. (QPR Suicide Prevention Training or ACES training)
This activity is developed by the University of Memphis, Community of Researchers -Health Spaces and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine All of Us Project, and the Memphis Public Libraries.
The Community of Researchers assessed the health needs of the Memphis population, and preliminary results, present a great need to provide information and training about mental health during the COVID -19 pandemic. The good news is that we have resources available to help our communities and that libraries keep providing relevant information and activities like this one.
The workshop follows the "Train the community model and Today's presenter is Dr. Susan Elswick Susan Elswick obtained her Master of Social Work at University of Tennessee in 2006 and her Doctor of Education in Instructional and Curriculum leadership with a specialty in Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of Memphis in 2011. Served as an adjunct instructor at the University of Tennessee College of Social Work Memphis Campus from 2008-current. Served as a clinical assistant professor at the University Of Memphis Department Of Social Work Memphis from 2012-2015. She served as assistant professor and BA Program Director from 2015-current at the University of Memphis Department of Social Work. Dr. Susan Elswick has over 15 years of clinical mental health experience that includes community mental health, case management, residential programming, ABA-based programming, school-based programming, parent coaching, integrated behavioral health, infant mental health, and home-based services."