Whether you are a parent, educator, peer or professional, we can all benefit from learning and understanding mental illness as a way to better support our loved ones.
Education, Toolkits & Curriculum
We educate school communities about teen depression, eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness and empower teens to take charge of their mental health.
Stories of Hope and Health is a classroom curriculum to be taught by a health or wellness teacher and is best suited for a 7th or 8th grade audience.
Trainings & Speakers
Transforming Conflict With an Outward Mindset
- Based on Arbinger’s bestselling book The Anatomy of Peace, this course teaches participants to utilize Arbinger’s frameworks to transform previously frustrating and insurmountable conflicts. Participants are equipped with a personalized strategic plan built to address and transform conflicts within their organizations.
Coaching and Mentoring With an Outward Mindset
- Outward Mindset Coaching Skills for Managers provides organizational managers with a peer-group learning environment that supports their personal mastery of Arbinger’s concepts in life and work. The program is designed for organizational leaders with a basic foundation in Arbinger’s ideas who seek to build on that foundation to improve their leadership effectiveness.
The Anatomy of Peace 8-Week Course by Phone
- Based on Arbinger’s best-selling book – The Anatomy of Peace, this 8-week phone course takes a deeper look at applying its principles and creating healthy, rewarding relationships in our lives. This offering of the class approved for 8 CCEU units with the ICF. What to Expect The Anatomy of Peace course by phone provides the help you need in applying the principles found in the book. It offers weekly dialogue, coaching, and in-between practice as you acquire a deeper ‘heart…
- Improving Family Communication… The Substance Use Parent Education Resource (SUPER) Program is a free, bilingual, family education program that brings parents and teens together to develop positive family relationships, improve communication, and address substance use issues. The classes are facilitated by professional therapists and educators, usually the Youth Service Specialist at the child’s school. The four-session series focuses on increasing parental involvement with their children, building teen self-esteem, and improving family communication skills. They also include discussions about the legal, psychological, and physical aspects of substance abuse. The SUPER Program includes various instructional methods such as lecture, video, role-playing, and interactive techniques — all are aimed at helping participants acquire specific skills.
- The Fighting Back Parent Program is a six-week Educational Program that offers Support, Resources and Education to parents that are experiencing behavioral challenges raising children, teens or even young adults. The curriculum is designed to influence a positive change in behavior. Thus, any person of influence, whether it is grandparents, guardian, mentor, or any other relative in relation to the child may participate.
Community Education Program
- Expands the ability and capacity of youth-serving organizations to respond to the needs of children exposed to early adversity and make appropriate service plans and referrals. We conduct staff training workshops for service providers working with children and families on ACEs and toxic stress. We also conduct community-based and school-based ACEs awareness and information programs; run ACEs-related webinars, trainings and workshops for parents and educators; and develop and distribute resources and materials.
Domestic Violence Training Certification
- Take the 40-Hour Training. Educate local teens about healthy relationships & early warning signs of abuse. Directly impact the lives of domestic violence victims as a client advocate. Support agency efforts to raise community awareness with public events & campaigns.
- After founding successful wilderness and residential teen treatment programs, in 2005 Tim Thayne created Homeward Bound to lead the movement to educate and support families, while greatly reducing relapse. Never one to underestimate the significance of transitions, Thayne guides parents in their crucial leadership roles as culture builders and change agents.
FOR PARENTS: How to Deal
- A motivational and life-skills presentation which teaches teens how to use The Tool Belt to deal with the stress, drama and challenges that present themselves while navigating middle school and high school.
- Dr. Jerry speaks to parents with an emphasis on how to parent your teenager successfully.
FOR TEENS: How to Deal; A Teen Survival Guide
- Book on how to deal with social situations and how to deal with parents.
Talking In Class
- Addresses stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination before they lead to hate and violence, by facilitating peer-to-peer training—one of the most effective strategies for impacting student awareness and behavior.
- Parent Involvement through Dialogue and Action (PIDA) brings together a diverse group of parents and guardians who don’t often have the chance to collaborate to address issues of academic effectiveness and equity.
Safe Schools Trainings
- A one to two-day training designed to help K-12 educators, administrators, staff, and high school students better understand the root causes of sex & gender-based harassment, bullying, and violence; develop a common language and framework for understanding and talking about the issues; and engage in problem solving and action planning designed to make schools safer for all students.
Mental Health First Aid
- This 8 hour course is designed to equip you with the tools you need to support a person experiencing a mental health problem. From anxiety attacks to depression, you will learn how to respond in any mental health crisis.
- It is intended for the general public and helps with prevention and early intervention by: Increasing mental health literacy, Expanding individuals’ knowledge of how to help someone in crisis, Connecting individuals to needed services, Reducing stigma. There is both a youth and an adult training.
FOR STUDENTS: Mental Health Matters
- The curriculum is designed to introduce sixth grade and ninth grade students to mental health issues, reducing the stigma that is too often associated with mental health disorders. The learning activities in this curriculum are interactive, flexible and aligned with Common Core State Standards.
Family to Family Workshop
- A free, 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. It is a designated evidenced-based program. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a mental health condition. – See more at: http://www.nami.org/Find-Support/NAMI-Programs/NAMI-Family-to-Family#sthash.SAScuaXe.dpuf
Presentation: NAMI Ending the Silence
- NAMI Ending the Silence is an in-school presentation designed to teach middle and high school students about the signs and symptoms of mental illness, how to recognize the early warning signs and the importance of acknowledging those warning signs.
Presentation: NAMI In Our Own Voice
- NAMI In Our Own Voice is a presentation for the general public to promote awareness of mental illness and the possibility of recovery. This program is also available in Spanish, En Nuestra Propia Voz de NAMI.
Presentation: NAMI Parents & Teachers as Allies
- NAMI Parents & Teachers as Allies is a presentation for teachers and other school personnel to raise their awareness about mental illness and help them recognize the early warning signs and the importance of early intervention.
LGBTQ+ Sensitivity Trainings
- Pacific Pride Foundation offers a variety of trainings that can be tailored to any site’s specific needs or area of focus.
- Most organizations request our LGBTQIA 101, which covers the vocabulary needed to understand and welcome people of all sexualities and genders.
4-part “Welcoming” series
- Welcoming Transgender and Gender Diverse Children
- Welcoming LGBTQIA Adolescents
- Welcoming Parents & Families of LGBTQIA Individuals
Crisis Intervention Advocacy
- Requires 60 hours of training plus a one year commitment to the Hotline. Training is held twice per year in English and once per year in Spanish.
- Female Advocates cover a weekly six hour shift on the 24-hour Hotline and provide crisis counseling, information, advocacy and accompaniment to survivors of sexual assault and their families and friends. Male and teen advocates also provide support to survivors and their loved ones, as well as serving as educators on our Speaker’s Bureau.
CRM – Community Resiliency Model
- one-day skills training will teach participants six wellness skills. CRM’s goal is to help to create “trauma-informed” and “resiliency-informed” individuals and communities that share a common understanding of the impact of trauma and chronic stress on the nervous system and how resiliency can be restored or increased using this skills-based approach.
TRM – Trauma Resiliency Model
- TRM is a program designed to teach skills to clinicians working with children and adults with traumatic stress reactions. TRM is a mind-body approach and focuses on the biological basis of trauma and the automatic, defensive ways that the human body responds when faced with perceived threats to self and others, including the responses of “tend and befriend”, fight, flight and freeze. TRM explores the concept of resiliency and how to restore balance to the body and the mind after traumatic experiences.
- Explores the concept of resiliency and how to restore balance to the body and the mind after experiencing traumatic or stressful events.
- Presented school assembly style to an audience of students, teachers, and parents, the interactive documentary provides real stories from youth who have participated in or experienced dating abuse. Peer leaders from each group on campus form a peer panel and co-present.
- The peer panel sits in circle, and speaks and listens with respect. This creates an interactive dialogue to further understand harm caused by dating abuse, discuss responsibility, and explore how to safely repair harm and identify healthy relationship qualities.
- PARENTS ARE IN THE BEST POSITION TO POSITIVELY INFLUENCE THEIR TEEN’S UNDERSTANDING AND EXPERIENCES OF DATING RELATIONSHIPS.
- THE WORKSHOP DESCRIBED BELOW HAS BEEN DESIGNED FOR A 1 ½ HOUR WORKSHOP.
- THE THREE MAIN OBJECTIVES FOR THE WORKSHOP ARE TO:
INTRODUCE PARENTS TO THE TOPIC OF TEEN DATING VIOLENCE, INCLUDING THE WARNING SIGNS, PROVIDE PARENTS WITH THE TOOLS TO TALK ABOUT THE ISSUE WITH THEIR TEEN, AND ENCOURAGE PARENTS TO USE THE RESOURCES AND SEEK HELP IF THEY SUSPECT THEIR TEEN IS IN AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP
- School administrators and teaching staff are provided with a staff training, which outlines dating abuse red flags, how to help a student, and reviews the campus referral policy for youth needing additional support and help.
- 6-WEEK INTENSIVE WORKSHOP TRAINING… The assembly format, staff orientation, small group discussion, and outreach materials help teens identify abusive love. The next step is providing a safe space to fully understand the harm of unhealthy relationships, to practice healthy relationship skills, and to refer at-risk youth to community/school resources.
- We provide a two-day training for Adult Educators, focusing on effective skills to prepare for and conduct small group (10-12 youth) facilitation of the 6-week intensive workshop curriculum.
- The 6-week intensive workshop is designed to help teens ages 13-18 develop and maintain healthy, abuse-free relationships. Our most effective and preferred delivery is meeting once a week for six weeks during school, which allows teens to fully understand dating violence and helps increase their ability to make healthy relationship choices.
Other ideas for speakers…
- Therapists or Counselors from Therapeutic Boarding Schools or Wilderness Programs
- Educational Consultants
- Parent Support Group Facilitators
- Willows In The Wind – Jan Rao
- Bily – Dennis Poncher
Open Your Heart Communication Workshop… Families in crisis often experience very strained communication leading to tension, confusion, and isolation. Workshop is a one-day experience geared towards opening and/or re-establishing lines of communication within families.
- Coyote Coast
- Local Therapists
- Carrie Towbes, Talking to your kids – Do’s & Don’ts
We invite you to <strong>SHARE YOUR SPEAKER RECOMMENDATIONS</strong> below in the comments section…