Workshops, Events, and Support Groups
- 3 easy-to-remember questions to always ask
- Building the relationship you want with your healthcare provider
- Addressing barriers to quality communication
- Strategies for approaching tough conversations effectively
- Parents & Caretakers: May 12th, 5PM ET
- Workplace & Community: May 19th, 12PM ET
- Providers & Healthcare: May 26th, 9AM ET
Understanding ACEs is a training to recognize Adverse Childhood Experiences and their impact to our health and wellbeing What are ACEs? Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are traumatic childhood events, such as abuse and neglect, parental divorce, domestic violence, and parental mental illness, among others. Experiencing an ACE can increase the odds of developing serious adult health issues like depression, cancer, liver disease and heart disease. ACEs can also make people more prone to suicide, substance abuse, poor work performance and a host of other negative outcomes. A trauma-informed perspective and approach to care can alleviate the negative impacts brought on by ACEs and significantly improve health outcomes. Training Objectives: Participants will be able to expand their knowledge of: 1. The importance of identifying and addressing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) 2. The impact of ACEs’ on the brain and behavior 3. Why my community needs to get organized and mobilized to identify/address ACEs 4. Developing a trauma-informed approach to care including self-care 5. The role of ACEs in my life Please register in advance for this training: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvfumgqTwvG9c0SHAS1a5rlnqBJI4QAsSZQuestions? Contact Gabriella Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join Bethany Eigel, 4-H Agent in Chesterfield County and her daughter Zona as they release their Mindfulness Monday FaceBook premier video on May 10th at 2:00PM titled Exploring Mindfulness for the Teen Brain. When the time arrives, you’ll be able to interact with them via chat and view their session here: https://www.facebook.com/Virginia4HStateOffice/. During this session, they will be addressing a variety of mindfulness techniques and what it takes to 'find the right fit', which will include some examples of resources, apps, and ideas. They will also touch on what specifically is going on with the chemistry of the teen brain and how mindfulness can specifically help in building resilience skills for future application.
This is going to be a great session and one you won’t want to miss, so please plan to join us, May 10th at 2:00 PM on the Virginia 4-H FaceBook page.
Este grupo se reúne el segundo y cuarto jueves de cada mes a través de Zoom, de 7 p.m. a 8:30 p.m.Envie un correo a email@example.com o visite https://nami-pw.org/support-groups/
Mental Health America’s
Tools to Thrive Toolkit
This toolkit is loaded with helpful activities, webinars, and excellent podcasts relating to mental health, wellness, resiliency and trauma. In this toolkit you can expect to see tip sheets and activities designed to improve one’s overall wellness by
- practicing radical acceptance
- processing trauma and stress
- managing frustration and anger
- dealing with the worst-case scenario
- dealing with change
- and prioritizing self-care
The Awkward Conversation
Don’t miss an opportunity to talk about mental health and wellness with your friends, loved ones, and others. Conversations about mental health don’t have to be awkward. Learn how to respond when someone tells you they’re not okay by registering for an upcoming Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) class today.