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Supporting Farmers' Mental Health: Understanding Farm Culture and Farm Family Dynamics

Sponsors
University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, Behavioral Health Training Partnership, Wisconsin Farm Center, Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Deadlines
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Contact

bhtp@uwgb.edu.
920.465.2101

Purpose

Supporting Farmer's Mental Health is an interactive, self-paced online training course for behavioral health providers focusing on the mental health needs of farmers and their family members due to the unique challenges and stressors currently facing individuals working as farmers. Providers can earn 6 continuing education hours after completing the course and taking a series of quizzes.

Objectives of the course include:

  • Understand the culture of farming and farm family dynamics
  • Understand the financial structure of a farm and the stress it produces
  • Learn the best approaches to supporting farmers and their families with mental health, substance use, and crisis challenges
  • Identify available resources to support farmers and their families

The course consists of 8 modules each focused on a specific topic related to supporting the mental health of farmers. Additional information about the course content and instructors can be found in the course description.

Eligibility

The training is intended for behavioral health providers with an interest in gaining a better understanding of the mental health needs and challenges of farmers and their families.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide
Amount of funding

The course is offered at no cost to members of the Behavioral Health Training Partnership. The course will be offered free of charge to all non-members through the month of October 2020. Non-members who wish to take the course after October 2020 will be charged a fee.

Application process

A link to the course registration is available on the program website.

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Cultural competency · Farmers and farmworkers · Health workforce education and training · Stress and stress disorders · Substance use and misuse



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