DBH is proud to provide education and training opportunities to community members and community partners to promote a greater understanding of behavioral health issues and services.

Community trainings and educational presentations include:

Mental Health First Aid
A course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
303 E. Vanderbilt Way, San Bernardino | (909) 386-9720 | View the Mental Health First Aid Website

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
A workshop for caregivers who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.
303 E. Vanderbilt Way, San Bernardino | (909) 386-9720 | View the ASIST Webpage

Cultural Competency
Multicultural education, training and assistance in the development of linguistically and culturally appropriate recovery oriented services.
303 E. Vanderbilt Way, San Bernardino | (909) 252-5150

For more information on these community trainings and educational presentations, call (909) 386-9720 or email DBH_PIO@dbh.sbcounty.gov. You may also subscribe to our e-mail list to receive email notifications of upcoming training opportunities.

Environmental Prevention Providers

Partner agencies which host and/or facilitate a variety of community presentations, special events, and clubs in an effort to educate community members about the risks of drug use and prevent or reduce substance us

Department of Public Health/Friday Night Live
340 N. Mountain Ave., San Bernardino | (800) 782-4264

Institute for Public Strategies
15428 Civic Dr. Ste. 350, Victorville |  (760) 843-7003
242 E. Airport Dr., Ste. 204, San Bernardino | (909) 266-1660
MHS Central Valley Prevention, 1076 Santo Antonio Dr., Ste. H, Colton | (909) 423-0312
MHS Needles Center for Change, 300 H St., Needles | (760) 326-4590

Reach Out, Inc.
1126 W. Foothill Blvd., Ste. 250, Upland | (909) 982-8641
7255 Joshua Lane, Unit C, Yucca Valley | (760) 365-7130

Rim Family Services
28545 Highway 18, Skyforest | (909) 336-1800
40880 Pedder Rd., Big Bear Lake | (909) 366-0545

Training for Law Enforcement, First Responders, and other Community Agencies

DBH’s Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program provides behavioral health education and training for first responders and community partners on how to appropriately respond to individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis and provides communication and de-escalation skills and community resources and referrals. For more information, call (909) 386-8258 or email DBH-CITRAIN@dbh.sbcounty.gov.