In an era of increasing anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges, join JFS for these empowering trainings that build familiarity and skills to support young people and adults in your community. These nationally recognized courses are designed to give participants the skills and confidence to help someone who is struggling with common mental health concerns in addition to mental health crises.
Being a teenager can be hard—and so can being a parent of one, especially during a global crisis. Everyone deserves a little extra support right now, and we’re excited to start offering virtual Parent Coaching sessions. These free sessions are designed for parents and caregivers of teens and young adults. Over the course of your sessions (1-3 available), we’ll explore managing COVID-related stress and coping, strengthening communication skills and navigating peer and romantic relationships. If you are interested in this new offering, please begin the intake process by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org that you are interested in parent coaching.
In just a short time, COVID-19 has had a major impact on the world and how we live our lives. Many of us are feeling stressed, and with so many things out of our control, it’s natural to crave predictability. This two-hour interactive workshop can help serve as a guide for navigating the challenges of our current circumstances. Participants will gain skills to promote resilience in the workplace, become more familiar with resources that can improve wellness, and learn how to develop customized self-care plans. Together, we’ll also learn about "Zoom fatigue" and how to respond to it.
This two-hour workshop is intended for high school students and adults who support them. Participants will learn about mental health issues affecting teens and young adults, how to link students to mental health support as well as crisis and non-crisis resources. Participants will also learn about self-care, and how to further improve their mental health knowledge.
This introductory training teaches the warning signs and risk factors for suicide and how we can help prevent this leading cause of death. Participants will learn national and state suicide statistics, the causes of and risk factors for suicide, information about effective prevention, how to offer help and identify people at risk.
Open to all ages.
National Website: Talk Saves Lives
This free, virtual training (5.5 hours) teaches attendees about mental health issues, how to identify a person who may be in crisis, and how to start a conversation with a someone who may be experiencing a mental health challenge. This interactive course focuses on increasing participants’ confidence levels to help individuals in distress. It also prepares participants to identify multiple types of professional and self-help resources.
Virtual Adult Mental Health First Aid (FULL)
May 26 at 9:00 am
Virtual Adult Mental Health First Aid
August 2 at 9:00 am
Designed with colleges and universities in mind, this eight-hour training teaches participants to recognize the symptoms of emerging mental illnesses and to help young adults in mental health crises. Participants will learn about the impact of campus culture on mental health and specific stress and risk factors for students.
The course may be one or two days in length and is open to anyone age 18 or older who regularly interacts with youth on or off campus.
National Website: Higher Education Mental Health First Aid training
This free, virtual training (4.5 hours) gives attendees the skills to provide initial support to adolescents (ages 12-18) who may be developing mental health or substance challenges, or who are in crisis. Participants will have the opportunity to decrease stigma around mental illness and substance use, increase mental health literacy when working with young people, and serve as a vital link between youth and appropriate professional help.
Virtual Youth Mental Health First Aid
June 4 at 9:00 am
In this training, participants will learn the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe) to prevent suicide by recognizing signs, engaging someone, and connecting them to an intervention resource for further support.
This four-hour course is open to anyone 15 years or older.
National Website: safeTALK
ASIST is recognized as the world’s leading suicide intervention workshop. Participants learn to identify when someone may be at risk of suicide and to work with them to create a plan that supports their immediate safety.
This course is open to anyone age 16 or older.
National Website: ASIST
Please take a moment to let us know your email preferences.