Relias Learning Partners to Offer Complimentary Resources to Public Safety Professionals

Relias joins forces with The National Council, ANCOR, and The Arc to form “Understanding and Serving Together” initiative.

CARY, NC, May 28, 2015 — Relias Learning, the leader in online training and compliance solutions for the healthcare market, is partnering with the National Council, ANCOR and The Arc to offer 10 complimentary courses relating to mental health and wellness. These specialized courses provide public safety professionals with additional resources to better understand and handle difficult situations.

Public Safety professionals are often the first responders to situations involving people with mental illness and developmental disabilities. Though they are extensively trained to handle difficult and dangerous situations, these professionals often do not get specialized training needed to properly interact with this particular population.

This lack of knowledge can result in dangerous misinterpretations of these situations and a person’s intentions. The training being provided by Relias and its partners can help Public Safety officers across the nation successfully communicate with people suffering from mental illness, substance abuse problems, or developmental disabilities and increase positive outcomes and safety for everyone involved.

A few of the complimentary courses include:

  • Overview of Serious Mental Illness for Paraprofessionals
  • Crisis Management and Positive Discipline with Juvenile Offenders
  • Overview of Substance Use Disorders: Part 1
  • Cultural Diversity

“As part of our commitment to the communities and professionals that we serve, Relias wanted to offer these resources at no cost. Our hope is that officers take advantage of our offer and gain expertise that will help them better protect and serve our communities,” stated Jim Triandiflou, CEO at Relias Learning.

Given how taxing public safety work is, Relias is also offering a new “Wellness Behind the Badge” course in this bundle. This course gives officers proven methods for handling stress, summarizes principles to combat and overcome stress, and covers simple steps to improve overall wellness. Additional courses in the complimentary bundle cover topics on mental illness, autism spectrum disorders, crisis intervention, and more.

Explore the “Understanding and Serving Together” initiative at servingtogether.academy.reliaslearning.com.

To learn more about Relias Learning, visit www.reliaslearning.com.

About National Council for Behavioral Health

The National Council for Behavioral Health is the unifying voice of America’s community mental health and addictions treatment organizations. Together with 2,200 member organizations, it serves more than eight million adults and children living with mental illnesses and addiction disorders.

About ANCOR

The American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) is a national, nonprofit trade association representing more than 800 private community providers of services to people with disabilities.

About The Arc

The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. They encompass all ages and more than 100 different diagnoses including autism, Down syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, and various other developmental disabilities.

About Relias

For more than 11,000 healthcare organizations and 4.5 million caregivers, Relias continues to help clients deliver better clinical and financial outcomes by reducing variation in care. Our platform employs performance metrics and assessments to reveal specific gaps in skills and addresses them with targeted, personalized and engaging learning. We help healthcare organizations, their people, and those under their care, get better. Better at identifying problems, addressing them with better knowledge and skills, and better outcomes for all. Let us help you get better: Relias.com.

For more information:

Lizzy Adams

Public Relations Manager

PR@relias.com

919-351-1550

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