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Training Registration

New training opportunities (click to view):
Intro to ROMA Training Sessions—July 18, September 19
Mental Health First Aid Training—July 30

Intro to ROMA Training Sessions
Agencies are encouraged to please register staff to attend the next Intro to ROMA training sessions to be hosted by ACAAA.  The sessions will be held at the association’s Training Center at 1111 W. 6th, Suite C, in Little Rock, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, and Thursday, September 19.

To register, please contact ACAAA Programs & Development Director Tamerdis Baker at or by phone at (501) 372-0807.

ROMA is management practice that incorporates the use of outcomes or results into the administration, management, and operation of human services. During this session, participants will learn that the successful implementation of ROMA originates from a conceptual framework established by each organization and includes the implementation of the full ROMA Cycle. Participants will be introduced to ROMA-based tools – such as assessments, scales/matrices, and logic models – that can be used to track progress towards self-sufficiency, the achievement of outcomes, and to measure the effectiveness of agency programs and initiatives.

Mental Health First Aid Training

There will be a full-day Mental Health First Aid training offered at the ACAAA Training Center in Little Rock on July 30, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The fee for this session—conducted by Jerri Stanton, RN/BSN; Angela Nduati; and Melissa Hensley with the Arkansas State Hospital—will be $50 per person to cover the costs of training materials, participant books, refreshments, and lunch.

Registration is limited to the first 30 participants.  To register, please RSVP to ACAAA Programs & Development Director Tamerdis Baker at or at (501) 372-0807.

“Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis.”  Learn more about the Mental Health First Aid course here.

During the full-day training, participants will learn a 5-step strategy that includes assessing risk, respectfully listening to and supporting the individual in crisis, and identifying appropriate professional help and other supports. Participants will also be introduced to risk factors and warning signs for mental health or substance use problems, engage in experiential activities that build understanding of the impact of illness on individuals and families, and learn about evidence-supported treatment and self-help strategies.