By Ann Marie Ronsman, CASA Training Manager
Happy summer everyone!! I hope you are enjoying vacations and time with your families. We have some exciting training that will be coming up in Fall. Please mark your calendars.
First, and most importantly, is our Second Annual Fall Advocate Training Conference. This training is MANDATORY for all Advocates. If you do not attend you will be required to come into the office and make up the training. This is not optional. Our CASA Fall Advocate Conference will be held on Saturday, September 7th from 7:30 am-4:30 pm at The Church Project at 295 Sawdust Rd., The Woodlands. We have some exceptional guest speakers and lots of practical information to share with you. Bring your energy and your enthusiasm! It is going to be a great day.
Youth mental Health First Aid Training
We are going to be offering Mental Health First Aid Training in conjunction with Tri-County Mental Health. Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. This eight-hour training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to adolescents (ages 12-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them with appropriate care.
What it Covers:
- Common signs and symptoms of anxiety, depression, eating disorders, ADHD.
- Common signs and symptoms of substance use.
- How to interact with an adolescent in crisis.
- How to connect the adolescent with help.
It is an eight-hour class and we are offering it twice. It will be on Thursday, September 19th OR Friday, September 20th from 8 am-4:30pm at Tri-County Mental Health at 233 Sgt. Ed Holcomb Blvd, Conroe, TX 77304.