The No. 1 protective factor supporting youth mental health is having at least one trusted adult in their lives. Join us online for the free 3-week series Becoming a Trusted Adult on May 10, 17 and 24 at 6-7 p.m. Expand your understanding of what it means to be a trusted adult and how to build skills to support youth in your life.
Week 1: Let's talk - Youth Mental Health - Learn what it means to be a trusted adult and how to begin to create that relationship with a youth. Gain resources for yourself and the youth you care about.
Week 2: Center Youth and Focus on Strengths - Listen without judgement Learn how hope plays a role in youth success and prepare to help someone facing a mental health challenge.
Week 3: Growing Your Care System - Learn how to create a web of support. Find your own calm and share it with others. Advocate for youth. Know when and how to access professional support.
Teresa Posakany and Kathleen Donaldson are a professional mother and daughter team who are working to destigmatize mental health and make mental health resources and psychoeducation accessible to everyone.