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Coping Skills

Coping skills help us tolerate, minimize and deal with stressful situations in life. This training will go into detail about the benefits of using coping skills. Then participants will discuss several experiential examples, such as deep breathing, grounding, positive self-talk, using your words, exercise, creativity, emotionally focused tapping, and more.

Mental Health and Wellness for Youth

This discussion introduces the concept of mental health and wellness to youth. There will be an emphasis on normalizing that all people encounter challenges at times, and that a lifelong awareness and effort to strive toward wellness is necessary, much like other areas of health. Topics include how to support a friend who is struggling, […]

Play Therapy Techniques

Play therapy is a form of counseling or psychotherapy that uses play to communicate and help people, especially children, prevent or resolve psychosocial challenges. Play is a child’s natural medium to learn, communicate, and explore their world. Play Therapy allows children to explore feelings, as well as make sense of and recover from difficult life […]


Go beyond the typical self-care routines of bubble baths and a leisurely walk to learn the importance of taking care of yourself. In this training, participants will discuss self-compassion; body image and perfectionism issues; the importance of accepting oneself; setting attainable, challenging goals; and how to develop small daily habits to demonstrate love for oneself.

Stigma of Mental Health

Why are so many people afraid to talk about mental health challenges? It is often because there is a stigma associated with these challenges. This session provides an open, safe space to discuss what stigma is, misconceptions and myths about mental illness, and why the way we talk about mental health challenges matters.

Trauma-Informed Care

With the growing number of children and caregivers who have been impacted by traumatic events, it has become increasingly important to broaden our understanding and modify our approach when working with this population. Trauma-informed care is the act of asking “what happened to you?” instead of “what is wrong with you?” In this training, participants […]

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences

In the ACE Interface training, you will learn about the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study and the neurobiology that explains why ACEs significantly affect people’s lives. This training will provide information on how we can dramatically improve health and resilience for this and future generations. This training is foundational to learning about trauma-informed care.

Family Illness

Families are affected by substance use. This session will detail the disease of addiction, and how each family member can receive help related to the family illness of substance use. By the end of the session, participants will understand how substance use is a family illness, recognize their part in the family illness, and utilize […]

Feeling Grief and Loss with Substance Use

When letting go of substances, there are often feelings of grief an individual experiences. This session will discuss the five stages of grief and loss around the substance, as well as the emotions the family members go through when their loved one gets help. Participants will be able to define the stages of grief, learn […]

Signs and Symptoms in Teens with Substance Use

This topic will detail the signs that appear in behavior regarding teens who are experiencing substance use. Participants will discuss what to look for and how to spot the signs among teens, as well as what to do if someone notices these signs in their teen. By the end of this course, participants will be […]