Community Education Workshops

Counseling 101

This workshop will answer the following questions: What is counseling? What is
the goal of counseling? What happens in a counseling session? How does
counseling help families and individuals? What are true and what are false ideas
people have about counseling? How can we reduce the stigma associated with
mental health and counseling?
(Recommended Audience: Youth and adults)

Bullying: What Parents & Youth Need to Know

This workshop will equip parents and youth with knowledge about the complex
issue of bullying. Information will include recognizing bullying, responding
effectively, preventing bullying, and working with schools for a positive outcome.
(Recommended Audience: Youth 12 and up, adults)

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants
to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding
of their impact and overviews appropriate supports. This 8-hour course uses
role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental
health crisis and connect people to the appropriate professional, peer, social and
self-help care. The program also teaches common risk factors and warning signs
of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder,
eating disorders and schizophrenia.
(Recommended Audience: Adults 18 and up, some exceptions will be made for those under 18)

Parenting Young Children

This workshop discusses positive parenting which focuses on prevention and
positive interventions. Parents will gain knowledge about effective parenting
styles, the difference between punishment vs. discipline, how to effectively
manage challenging behaviors, and how to foster qualities such as respect,
responsibility, and resilience.
(Recommended audience: Parents of young children)

Parenting Teens

This workshop will discuss what to expect during the teen years, differentiate
between typical teen behaviors vs. problematic behaviors, identify typical issues
in raising teens today, and explore both proactive and reactive research-based
practical parenting strategies.
(Recommended Audience: Parents of young children and teens)

How to Become a Muslim Foster Family in 3 Steps

Our community is in dire need of Muslim foster parents. This workshop will provide information about the process and will walk individuals, either single or married, through the three (3) steps of becoming licensed foster parents.
(Recommended Audience: Adults)

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