I just wanted to formally thank NAMI-Indiana for all of the support and training they offer to the citizens of Indiana. I have taught Youth Mental Health First Aid for NAMI-IN for a number of years, now, on a grant that NAMI-IN writes to provide the Youth MHFA certification to school teachers throughout the state. With this grant, schools throughout Indiana are able to train their faculty and staff to better identify mental health challenges and crises in children and provides a simple way for them to respond until they can help the child receive the appropriate help needed.
I want to point out that this training is not for the people who already work in psychological services and are trained in psychology. It is for everyone else… and YES, that is you too! If you are a teacher, child care provider, coach, or even parent and other relative, you can benefit from having this knowledge. The normal cost of registration is $170, but through programs like NAMI-IN who writ these grants, a limited number of participants can get their training for free. This gives many more people the chance to learn how to help our youth in Indiana.
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, Nami-Indiana for all you do for our teachers and schools (and everyone else)! You Rock!