If someone cuts their finger or bumps their head in your classroom, you get out your first aid kit. But what do you do if a student has a panic attack or symptoms of depression. Do you have a mental health first aid kit? You should! (Mental Health First Aid)
“1 in 5 Americans will struggle with a mental health issue at some time in their lives.” (Mental Health First Aid)
Project AWARE. Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education.
Kent ISD is launching a new initiative to increase youth mental health education, access, and referral. Network 180, the county community mental health agency, is the primary partner working with Kent ISD.
Kent ISD is collaborating with the Michigan Department of Education, Michigan Department Health & Human Services and two other intermediate school districts to implement the project. Kent ISD and Network 180 are organizing a school-community Task Force to help guide and support the project.
Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainings
This is an incredible hands on interactive experience! Each training is one day and will be held at Network 180, 790 Fuller Avenue NE, Grand Rapids MI, 49503. The sessions will be held from 8:30am – 5:00pm; lunch will be provided. Don’t wat to register- classes fill up FAST!
Current Training Dates Include:
- September 25, 2015
- October 23, 2015
- November 5, 2015
- December 10, 2015
Click HERE to register in Youth Mental Health First Aid.
Click HERE to learn more about Project AWARE.