The Public Policy Institute believes that members of our community should be empowered to make informed decisions so that we can prevent small problems from turning into traumatic crises. That’s why have developed a niche in Southeastern Wisconsin as a training resource for community members, human services providers, and coalition members who want to take their skills and awareness to the next level.
Our certified trainers provide unique, interactive, and enlightening learning opportunities on mental health, substance use, trauma, and suicide prevention so that participants can become advocates for themselves and their family members, as well as in the workplace, in schools, and in community settings.
Our Training Opportunities
Our evidence-based, trauma-responsive learning opportunities include:
- Mental Health First Aid for Adults
- Mental Health First Aid for Adults Working with Youth
- Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training
- Substance Abuse and Trauma
- Verbal De-Escalation Techniques
We provide training opportunities virtually, in the community, in partnership with allied organizations, and at Community Advocates Training Center at 6900 W. Brown Deer Road.
We are grateful for the support of SAMHSA to enable us to provide mental health and wellness workshops throughout Milwaukee County.
Find a workshop on our online calendar.
Download Community Advocates' Milwaukee County Mental Health & Wellness Resource Guide at this link.
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Want to bring a workshop to your workplace or community? Contact us.
Want to rent our Training Center for your next group meeting? Contact Kari Southern at 414-270-2950 or firstname.lastname@example.org.