Thursday, July 07, 2016

AWARE: Mental Health Training to Help Students

From OPSI (not just for teachers and other professionals):
Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education) Increases awareness of mental health issues among school-aged youth, including training in mental health for school personnel, families and community members.
Project AWARE purpose, goals, approaches, interventions and outcomes:

Project AWARE in collaboration with Prevent-Avert-Respond (PAR) Mental Health Initiative in Pierce County and the Jordan Binion Project is piloting a curriculum resource on mental health for use in junior and high school health class settings. All interested schools are invited to participate.

Sign Up for a Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Project AWARE offers no cost trainings that are in-person and open to parents, school staff, and other community members in Washington State. The all-day training teaches adults how to identify and respond to signs of mental illness and substance abuse among youth.

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