Topical Trainings are innovative and evidence-based trainings that equip APP grantees with new skills and strategies to apply their work. Trainings are interactive and include hands-on activities to build grantee capacity. Topical Trainings can be attended by APP grantees and sub awardees. Questions about Topical Trainings? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Houston, TX
Promoting and Protecting Youth Mental Health
Registration is now open for the March SRAE Topical Training, Promoting and Protecting Youth Mental Health. This training will equip and empower grantees with knowledge, skills, and resources to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health challenges among youth in their communities.
At the end of the training, participants will be able to do the following, with the purpose of providing referral to mental health and substance use services:
- Identify common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges in youth, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD)
- Respond to youth in crisis using the Mental Health First Aid Action Plan
- Determine protective and risk factors, and warning signs of suicide in youth
- Create a plan to help students who may be experiencing suicide ideation
- Practice at least three strategies to refocus the mind and release helpful thoughts while sitting or moving
- Incorporate stress and anxiety reduction practices into SRAE programming
The deadline to register is Monday, January 30, 2023.
Space is limited to 90 participants. Up to two staff representatives per organization will be approved on a first come, first served basis. Additional registrants will automatically be placed on the wait list and approved on a first come, first served basis.
Registration information sent via E-Blast
Please find here an attendance letter from the Family and Youth Services Bureau regarding the in-person topical training.
March 7-8, 2023
- Denver, CO
Adolescent Brain Development and Trauma
Additional details coming soon!
April 26 and April 27
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Adolescence is an important period when youth develop social and emotional habits for mental well-being. Yet depression, anxiety, and behavioral disorders are common causes of illness and disability among youth. When unaddressed, mental health challenges can have far reaching effects that limit opportunities for youth to lead fulfilling adult lives. This two-part training will equip and empower grantees with knowledge, skills, and resources to identify and refer youth with mental health and substance use challenges to support services in their communities.
This training has concluded.
Promoting the Avoidance of Risky Behaviors Using Trauma-Informed, Self-Regulation Strategies
This two-day training will equip grantees to better understand under what circumstances adolescents are more prone to making risky decisions and why. Grantees will learn how the brain and cognitive development shape decisions adolescents make, and what factors may lead to healthy versus unhealthy risk-taking. Grantees will also explore the intersectional nature of trauma and the potential negative impact this can have on adolescent health. Grantees will be equipped with tools they can employ with adolescents to increase the use of self-regulation to decrease unhealthy risk-taking behaviors.
This training has concluded.
Checkout the recordings and materials from the training.