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U.S. Office:

400 S. 1450 E.

Provo, UT 84606

Haiti Office:

#45, Thomassin 32

Port-au-Prince

Education 

Programs

Espere offers different types of mental health training and education, inlcuding mental health certificate programs for prospective and current mental health workers and tailored trainings and seminars on specific mental health topics to individual groups and organizations. Contact us for more information. 
 

Mental Health Certificate programs

Espere provides certificate training programs for prospective and current mental health workers and helps them connect with orphanages, schools, health clinics, and other social service organizations to practice the skills and theories they learn through these certificate programs. 

1) Mental Health and Social Care Training Certificate Program

Objective:

The course aims to offer theory and practical skills on basic mental health and social care training topics. 

 

Content:

Topics include the following - 

  • Introduction to Mental Health

  • Developmental Psychology

  • Learning and Developmental Disabilities

  • Children's Mental Health

  • Trauma

  • Self-Care for Social Services Workers

 

Length & Dates:

This is a 3 month certificate program. Classes are held once a week for 12 weeks. Sessions begin in January, April, July, and October. Registration for this program can be completed at the Espere office during office hours.

 

Cost:

$75US for 3 months (plus a 100HTG inscription fee) - please contact us for more details on how and when to pay.

 

Additional information:

Resources and class handouts are provided, and on completion of the three month course students receive a certificate.

An advanced Mental Health and Social Care Training certificate Program is available for those who complete this course. 

 

2) Advanced Mental Health and Social Care Training Certificate Program

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Objective:

The course aims to build on the skills and theory offered in the "Mental Health and Social Care Training Program" and offer more specialized skills and training in these areas. 

 

Content:

Topics include the following - 

  • Counseling Skills

  • Women's Health

  • Disaster Mental Health

  • Psychological First Aid

 

Length & Dates:

Students must complete the "Mental Health and Social Care Training Program" before registering for this class.  This is a 3 month certificate program. Classes are held once a week for 12 weeks beginning in January, April, July, and October.  Registration for this program can be completed at the Espere office during business hours.

 

Cost:

$75US for 3 months (plus a 100HTG inscription fee) - please contact us for more details on how and when to pay

 

Additional information:

Resources and class handouts are provided, and on completion of the three month course students receive a certificate.

 

 

Staff training and seminars

Espere offers training that meets the needs of organizations and groups working within the social services field in the Port-au-Prince area including orphanages, nutrition centers, schools, and other community—based programs. Each presentation provides a background on the importance of mental health in addition to specific mental health and social care topics that are relevant to the group or organization.  

 

Examples topic areas include:

 

  • Developmental Disorders in Children

  • Trauma

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder

  • Women's Health 

  • Childrens Mental Health

  • Mental health in the classroom

  • Psychological First Aid