Training for Schools &

We work closely with schools and communities to provide training that help teachers, students, leaders, neighbors, businesses, hospitals, nonprofits, and others strengthen their mental health knowledge and learn how to respond to it.
Here are several examples of our trainings:

Trauma-informed Social and Emotional Growth

This course explains how abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction change our worldview and impact our ability to use reason, logic, and morality and regulate thoughts and emotions. We provide practical tips and resources to help individuals learn to self-correct and teach others to do the same.

Topics include:

  • Explains origins of Trauma-Informed Care
  • Impact of trauma on our brains, health (social, emotional, physical), and worldview
  • Tips and resources to help learn to regulate your environment, while teaching others to self-correct
  • Learn trauma-informed care principles and how to implement in any environment
  • Self-care practices and techniques

Emotional Regulation for Elementary Students

This training helps younger children better understand their emotions and feelings to know when something is wrong. We discuss the development of healthy and effective coping skills and provide examples that students can use at home and school.

Elementary Students (K-5), 35-minute presentation:

  • Signs and symptoms when students become dysregulated
  • How feelings can become dysregulated and how this impacts the brain
  • Development of healthy and effective coping skills
  • Resources students can use at home and school

Middle/High School Students (6-12), 50-minute presentation:

  • Signs and symptoms when students become dysregulated
  • Physical changes in the brain when students become dsyregulated
  • Development of health and effective coping skills
  • Resources students can use at home and school
  • Completion of self-care plan (if desired)

Suicide Prevention and Awareness for Students

This one-hour presentation meets DESE’s Suicide Prevention Education for Students guidelines. We discuss the signs related to suicide, assist youth in determining if they or their peers are at risk for suicide, and provide information about community resources for anyone experiencing suicidal thoughts.

Topics include:

  • Stigma around mental health and suicide
  • Review of statistics in Missouri and nationally
  • Inclusive language vs. stigmatizing language with suicide
  • Risk/protective factors and warning signs of suicide
  • Foundation approaches to assessing/intervening with someone who is having thoughts of suicide
  • Healthy and effective coping skills
  • Resources available to assist

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Our two-day workshop for clinicians, caregivers, and survivors teaches a practical, skill-based model to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Participants will learn how to recognize opportunities for offering support, assessing risk and linking individuals with community resources.

Topics include:

  • Practical and skill-based model to prevent the immediate risk of suicide
  • Recognizing opportunities for helping, reaching out and offering support, assessing for risk of suicide and linking individuals with community resources
  • CEUs available

Youth Mental Health First Aid

This course is designed for teachers and school staff who regularly interact with youth. It trains adults how to help youth experiencing mental health or addiction challenges or crises. We teach a five-step action plan to support those experiencing anxiety, depression, substance use, disruptive behavior, and eating disorders.

Civil Involuntary Detention Facility Designee Training

This specialized course is designed for professionals who have been designated by the head of a facility to complete applications for civil involuntary detention and received the designee training required for approval by the Department of Mental Health.

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