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Key areas of expertise:
- Mental health training
- Leadership training for teachers
*1) Mental Health First Aid Certification Training: Youth or Adult (in-person or online) $750 USD to $1000 USD. *
Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance-use issues. Learn to identify the signs of symptoms of depression, anxiety, suicidality, psychosis, and substance use disorder and hone the skills necessary to intervene early. Designed for everyone with or without a background in mental health, the goal of MHFA is to make mental health as commonplace as medical first aid and CPR. There are two classes that lead to two separate 8-hour certifications designed for responding to adults or young people. Each class can be one full day session or split between two days no more than one week apart. Price for certification depends on audience size.
*2) Teacher and Staff Training/Leadership (in-person or online) from $300 USD. *
Depending on the institutional needs, staff can be trained in continuing education modules including, “Collaborative Teaching, Special Education, Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities, Teaching English Language Learners, Educational Equity.” Sessions can range from two-hour sessions to full day retreats covering several modules.
3) Emergency Preparedness for Institutions: Active Shooter/Lethal Attack (in-person or online) $200 (1 hr-session)
4) Building Resilience: Self care, Mindfulness and Mental Health $200 (1-hr session)
Named the 2015 Hometown Hero in Education, Abeda Khanam is a Teacher Leader with the United Federation of Teachers and a biology teacher at Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Secondary School for the Arts and Technology, a position she has dedicated herself for over two decades. Abeda served as the longtime chair of Wagner’s science department and has written pioneering curricula for classes ranging from molecular biology to urban botany.
Outside the classroom, in her community of greater Jamaica, Queens, Abeda serves as a chaplain with the New York State Chaplain Task Force. As a certified Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) instructor with the National Council for Behavioral Health, Abeda has brought the MHFA trainings to interfaith communities nationwide, including Union Theological Seminary in New York. Her work with American Muslim Health Professionals (AMPH) has taken her around the country from Houston, TX to Chicago, IL, where she taught at the Catholic Theological Union and the Chicago State University's College of Pharmacy.
Abeda is a strong advocate for family values, social justice and mental health, and she is committed to building resilient communities that are rooted in the wellbeing of all members including students, teachers, parents, neighbors and guardians.