Programs

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In fulfilling the mission of the organization, Healers of Color Collaborative of MI, Inc offers the following programs:

Bounce Back

Bounce Back is a school-based group intervention for elementary students exposed to stressful and traumatic events. With 20-50% of American children experiencing trauma within their families, at their schools, and in their communities, it's essential to help children heal.

Children Embracing in Circle
 

Butterfly Yoga

Butterfly Yoga is a program designed to assist children with:

 

  • calming their minds

  • recognizing sensations

  • safely experience emotions

  • feel a sense of strength and control

  • practice self-care.

Additionally, children will build an ability to be more self-aware and to put their experiences into words.  They will learn about safe spaces, personal choice, and healthy boundaries.

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School Kids Meditating
 

Mental Health First AID

For Adults: 

The adult Mental Health First Aid course is appropriate for anyone age 18 years and older who wants to learn how to help a person who may be experiencing a mental health related crisis or problem. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions. The adult course is available in both English and Spanish. Course participants come from a variety of backgrounds and play various roles in a community. 

 

 

 

Mental Health First Aid for Higher Education:

 

Away from support systems that have been in place for the better part of their lives, college students may be at elevated risk for developing certain mental health and substance use issues. Mental Health First Aid for Higher Education teaches students, professors and other school faculty how to notice and respond to mental health and addiction challenges commonly experienced by youth in higher education settings.

 

 

Youth Mental Health First Aid:

 

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

 

Virtual Mental Health First Aid:

As COVID-19 is changing our daily reality, there is an important need for MHFA to be available virtually. The National Council is pleased to announce the release of a virtual Mental Health First Aid course.

First Aiders will complete a 2-hour, self-paced class, and then participate in a 4.5 to 5.5-hour, Instructor-led class using videoconferencing technology.

The virtual training will be based on new curricula that has been in development for more than a year. It includes expanded content on trauma, addiction and self-care. Youth MHFA will include new content applicable for adults working with elementary-age children, including content on the impact of social media. The content is gender neutral and culturally relevant.

Mental Health First Aid Topics Covered

 

      Depression and mood disorders

      Anxiety disorders

      Trauma

      Psychosis

      Substance Use disorders

 

Mental Health First Aid teaches about recovery and resiliency – the belief that individuals experiencing these challenges can and do get better, and use their strengths to stay well.

 

If interested in scheduling Mental Health First Aid training sessions please contact ncannon@healersccm.inmicrosoft.com

To discuss cost, virtual versus face to face and which model your interested in.