FarmResponse is a 3.5-hour continuing education course developed by national experts from the AgriStress Response Network. AgriSafe’s FarmResponse course provides the full range of competencies necessary to provide appropriate mental healthcare for agricultural producers and their families. This knowledge is critical for a healthcare professional to effectively care for a farmer’s total health.
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The Total Farmer Health Model
AgriBusiness Factors Impacting Mental Well Being
Agriculture Work Factors
Agrarian Culture and Values
US Agricultural Producer Demographics
Agricultural Community Healthcare Challenges
Opioids and Alcohol Issues in Agriculture
Suicide and Agriculture
Resources and Referrals
Course Learning Objectives
Explain the Total Farmer Health model as it relates to factors for mental health in agriculture.
Describe characteristics of US farm producers and their farms.
Contrast financial stressors in farm and ranch operators to non-agricultural employees.
Summarize the impact of mediation as a tool to mitigate farmer stress.
List work challenges inherent in agricultural production as it relates to mental wellbeing.
Identify the impact of farming cultures on farmer mental health and health-seeking behaviors.
Identify barriers that agricultural workers face in accessing healthcare.
Describe risk factors for suicide in agricultural populations.
Identify three agricultural stress referral sources that can be used to address the needs of this population.
Improve clinical communication skills concerning mental health distress and stressors of agricultural workers and their families.