Last Saturday, I spent the day in Bunker Hill, Indiana at the Lighthouse! It is an organization of community members who work with at-risk youth in a number of ways to help them, teach them, and give them opportunities to just be kids and grow into good, productive adults. This group is fantastic! I love that their mission is to ensure that the youth, who will be the leaders of tomorrow, have every opportunity to learn to live good lives and have a safe environment to grow up in.
On Saturday, I was able to train them in a blended version of YOUTH Mental Health First Aid, my first blended class of 2021! First, they did a 2-hour, online series of pre-work before they came to class. Then, on Saturday, we practiced applying the ALGEE Action Plan in a number of scenarios and through activitties and discussions starting with identifying newly developing mental health challenges through identifying and helping youth get help when they are in crisis.
It was a wonderful way to spend a day training a wonderful group of people! The Lighthouse now has 23 certified YOUTH Mental Health First Aiders, ready to help the youth of their community in yet another way!
I am ready to bring Mental Health First Aid (adult or Youth) to your organization or business! MHFA@educationwellness.lorg