From the first day of life to the first day
of kindergarten, children grow faster than at any other time in their
lives. The first five years of life
literally shape how the brain gets built, laying the foundation for a lifetime
of learning. Parents are their children’s first and most important teachers. We can show you how.
The Community Services Board (CSB) offers workshops for parents, families, and the community that focus on developing the strengths and life skills of parents and their children. Some of the workshops we offer include:
Mental Health First Aid is similar to First Aid and CPR. Mental Health First Aid is a full-day, interactive workshop that provides participants with a five-step action plan to help loved ones, colleagues, neighbors and others cope with mental health problems. Similar to traditional First Aid and CPR, Mental Health First Aid is the initial help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a crisis until professional treatment is obtained or the crisis resolves. Participants will learn about the prevalence of common mental health issues, including signs and symptoms and strategies to connect with appropriate professional, peer, social or self-help care. We offer two versions of Mental Health First Aid: the Adult version and a Youth Version for adults who work with adolescents.
safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST.
We also offer consultations for parents to talk about their concerns and help them gather ideas, resources and skills they can use at home.
To find out more or to schedule a workshop or consultation, call us at (804) 365-4238, Monday - Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.