Community Health - Black Hawk College

Community Health

Program Description

In-person vs. virtual classroom vs. online?

  • An in-person class provides the traditional on-site instruction.
  • A virtual classroom provides real-time, online instruction. A student is responsible for the technology needed to attend the class.
  • An online class provides online instruction but not in real-time. A student is responsible for the technology needed to complete the class.

 

Family-to-Family Program      

Presented by NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness of the Greater Mississippi Valley

Thanks to the Rock Island County Mental Health 708 Board, this 8-week education program is offered at no cost to participants and is nationally developed and federal agency approved. NAMI Family-to-Family not only provides information and strategies for taking care of the person you love, but you’ll also find out that you’re not alone. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope.

Who should attend: Family members and/or caregivers of an individual living with a mental health condition.  Participants in the program must be over the age of 18.

The group setting provides mutual support and shared positive impact—experience compassion and reinforcement from other family members who have been trained to become instructors as a result of taking this course themselves. Sharing your own experience may help others in your class. In the program, you’ll learn about:

  • Introduction to NAMI Family to Family
  • Understanding Mental Health Conditions and Preparing for a Crisis
  • Getting a Mental Health Diagnosis and Sharing our Stories
  • Overview of Mental Health Conditions
  • Treatment Options
  • Communication Skills and Problem Solving
  • Empathy and Recovery
  • Moving Forward

Many describe this program as life changing. Join the thousands of families who have gained information, insight, understanding and empowerment from attending this signature program.

After registration, one of the instructors will contact you by phone about a week or two before the program begins.

Materials included.

8 Tuesdays   Mar. 30 – May 18     6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Bldg. 3 – Rm. 311                             Fee FREE

In person CRN 10836

The session is FREE; however, registration is required.

For additional information, please contact NAMI of the Greater Mississippi Valley at 563-386-7477.

 

Becoming a Foster Parent  

Presented by The Foster Care Alliance

Have you ever considered becoming a foster parent but weren’t sure where to start? Do you have questions regarding qualifications or if this is the right fit for you?  Representatives from the Foster Care Alliance will be available to help with these questions and more. The Foster Care Alliance promotes cooperation among foster care agencies in the Quad Cities. Their goal is to educate and support foster families and to nurture and protect children in the child welfare system.  More than 22,000 children are in foster care in Illinois and Iowa with more children entering the system every day. Come to this free informational session to learn how you can help a foster child.
1 Saturday              April 17           9:30-11:30 am
Outreach – Rm. 406        Fee FREE

In person CRN 10837     Virtual classroom CRN 10838
The class is FREE; however, registration is required.

 

Youth Mental Health First Aid USA Training  

Presented by Bridgeway                          

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach the community and professionals how to respond when a youth is experiencing a mental health problem or a mental health crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with youth ages 12-18. They will gain knowledge of the potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance abuse disorders, self-injury, disruptive disorders (including ADHD) and eating disorders. The class will include a five-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to assess the situation, to select and implement appropriate interventions, and to help the individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional care.

Please note – This course does not teach how to diagnose or counsel, but how to help a person needing early intervention or crisis assistance. Manual included.

1 Friday                April 9     8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

HSC – Rm. 205                         Fee FREE

In person CRN 10839

The class is FREE; however, registration is required.

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 8 CEs provided for social workers, nursing home administrators, dietitian/nutrition counselors, physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.

 

Adult Mental Health First Aid USA Training  

Presented by Bridgeway                                   

This course is designed to teach the community and professionals how to respond when a person is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

Please note – This course does not teach how to diagnose or counsel, but how to help a person needing early intervention or crisis assistance.

Participants will:

  • Understand the prevalence of mental illness in the United States.
  • Understand the importance of stigma reduction.
  • Learn risk factors and warning signs of specific illnesses such as anxiety, depression, self-injury, eating disorders, psychosis and addiction.
  • Engage in experiential activities that build understanding of the impact of illness.
  • Learn a five-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to assess the situation, to select and implement appropriate interventions, and to help the individual in crisis connect with the appropriate professional care.

Manual included.

1 Friday                May 7                   8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

HSC – Rm. 205                   Fee FREE

In person CRN 10840

The session is FREE; however, registration is required.

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 8 CEs provided for social workers, nursing home administrators, dietitian/nutrition counselors, physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.

 

Nutrition Basics     NEW!                        

Instructor: D. Skelton

In this course you’ll learn basic facts about nutrition and how various age groups have different individual needs. Learn more about what macro- and micronutrients are and how the body uses them. Gain an understanding of lifestyle habits that correlate with nutrition that affect a person’s health.  Explore healthy foods that are rich in nutrients and how-to meal plan and read nutrition facts labels.  Learn ways to promote good nutritional health when working with clients for their overall well-being.

3 Tuesdays        Feb. 2 – Mar. 9     5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Virtual classroom CRN 10841      Fee $75

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 6 CEs provided for social workers, nursing home administrators, dietitian/nutrition counselors, massage therapists, physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.

 

Modified Diets     NEW!                                

Instructor: D. Skelton

This class will introduce and increase your understanding of modified or therapeutic diets. The various types of modified diets will be discussed as well as the reasons dietary changes might be implemented. Learn how to ensure proper nutrition when dietary modification is necessary and discuss ways to apply this understanding to your work with patients.

3 Tuesdays         Mar. 16 – Mar. 30     5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Outreach – Rm. 406                 Fee $75

In-person CRN 10842

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 6 CEs provided for social workers, nursing home administrators, dietitian/nutrition counselors, massage therapists, physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.

 

Nutritional Coach   NEW!                             

Instructor: D. Skelton

Prepare to enhance your fitness and lifestyle career with an understanding of how a focus on nutrition can benefit health, ward off illness, and increase energy. Learn to support your clients with reliable nutritional guidance and recommendations that align with their goals and promote optimal health. Increase your understanding of how basic nutrition affects the health and well-being of individuals.

Before the first class, purchase the required textbook at www.bhc.edu/bookstore.

The Certified Nutritional Coach (CNC) certification exam is available upon successful completion of the class through the National Career Certification Board (NCCB).

4 Tuesdays        Apr. 6 – Apr. 27     5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Outreach – Rm. 406                 Fee $99

In-person CRN 10843

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 8 CEs provided for dietician/nutrition counselors

 

Zumba                                     

Instructor: T. Gomez

Combine motivating music and high energy with unique moves and combinations that allow you to dance away your worries. Zumba is fun, easy and can be done at your own level. The music will move from today’s songs to Latin and international. Routines will feature aerobic/fitness with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Please wear comfortable clothing that allows ease of movement.

6 Thursdays        Feb. 4 – Mar. 11               7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Virtual Classroom CRN 10844       Fee $49

 

6 Thursdays        Apr. 1 – May 6                  7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Virtual Classroom CRN 10845       Fee $49

 

Chair Yoga                                    

Instructor: M. Wood 

When you think of a yoga class, do you imagine flexible young people bent into all sorts of impossible shapes no human should be able to do? If so, then you’ll be surprised to learn that yoga that can be practiced from the comfort of your own chair! Perfect for all levels and ages, chair yoga is a great way to relax from head to toe. Learn a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair or standing using a chair for support. Please wear comfortable clothing that allows ease of movement.

6 Tuesdays          Feb. 2 – Mar. 9                  9:00 – 10:00 am

Virtual Classroom CRN 10846           Fee $49

 

Yoga Stretch                                     

Instructor: M. Wood  

Just starting out in yoga, recovering from an injury, or interested in using yoga to help with aches and pains? Our beginner Yoga Stretch class is for you. With an emphasis on floor postures to stretch and relax the body, this calming, stress-relieving yoga class will help you to stretch and strengthen gradually. Please have a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing that allows ease of movement.

6 Tuesdays         Mar. 30 – May 4               9:00 – 10:00 am

Virtual Classroom CRN 10847                            Fee $49

 

Belly Dancing                                    

Instructor: B. Lancial

For centuries, this dance has been used to maintain good health for the mind, body and spirit. You will be introduced to the basic principles of belly dance, as well as some more advanced movements, giving the knowledge to create your own routines whether for performance or a fun workout at home. This class is welcoming to all shapes and sizes. Please wear comfortable clothing that allows ease of movement.

6 Wednesdays     Apr. 7 – May 12             6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Bldg. 3 – Lower Gym        Fee $49

In person CRN  10848