The MHAASA PR-MHAT Project will provide training for identification and interventions with person showing symptoms of mental illness and de-escalation techniques for crisis situations. Using MHFA, PFA and Trauma Informed EBP's, over 5 years, 2,500 First Responders, law enforcement officers, emergency staff, teachers and other school personnel, and caregivers of children with SED and older adults, including with SMI, will be trained. The Unit for Training and Technical Assistance (UCAT) will implement the project, handling all logistical arrangements. The Institute for Research (and Evaluation (IRESA) of the University of Central Caribbean (UCC), with certified trainers, will be contracted along with other trainers. At least 5 new MOU's will be developed with Departments of Education, Security, Emergency Management and Family Services, and CBO's that are MH providers to identify, select and refer participants for in-person or virtual services. Coordination of MH referrals will take place through APS, licensed MH provider for Medicaid-eligible populations. The MHFA EB training, an 8 hour course will focus on helping persons with MH symptoms or experiencing a crisis. Under PFA, training will be offered to survivors in the aftermath of a disaster or crisis. Developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, this EBP is directed to preventing PTSD, helping responders understand reactions and how to assist survivors with adaptive coping skills for recovery. Under Trauma Informed Care, participants will be trained to understand impacts of trauma and help those with these experiences to develop coping skills for recovery. The MHAT goals/objectives include training about 500 participants per year implementing culturally appropriate curricula for Puerto Rico to increase knowledge about resources available for referral of persons needing MH treatment. MHAT staff will give follow-up to gather data on referrals. The project will operate under an experienced Project Director, with an experienced Training Coordinator and Data Analyst. Data will be collected on process (numbers of trainings and participants) and outcomes (learning and satisfaction) as well as fidelity to selected EBP's, using instruments of the 3 EB models. A total of $125,000 is requested for YR 01 and $625,000 is projected for the 5-year grant, including implementation, data collection and evaluation funds.