Taking Care of Each Other!
Because of Our Collaborations, we are able to offer opportunities to students, teachers, families as a community. Check them out and see if there is an opportunity that works for you.
Using Art for Wellness was the theme of the art show at Sarasota Military Academy High School campus sponsored by Compeer, NAMI, First Step of Sarasota, and The Lean on Me Project. Art came in many forms - paint, pastels, pencils, fudge, cookies, and conversations.
For some adults, it is a natural inclination to want to help others, but how? Through Youth Mental Health First Aid Training (YMHFA), all community members who are interested in being approachable, accessible, and safe can learn a 5-step action plan to help loved ones, colleagues, neighbors, and others cope.
"I would like to start by saying that the training was a great one. I learned a lot of skills and fact that will help me handle situations that I have been in and will be in with our kids. We don’t always know what to say or do when we see irregular changes in our kids here and the training helped me know how to react or some ways to words things in order to help our youth." - Boys & Girls Club Director
"Amy was very personable. She was able to take bits and pieces of all of our staffs stories and experiences and teach us how to handle crisis and non-crises situations. Her heart is with the kids of the next generation and she showed that by all of her teachings. She was very prepared, comical, and informative. I learned a lot about crisis situations and how to differentiate them from non-crisis. I also learned to be cautious of my words that I say to our members who are going through a crisis situation." - Boys & Girls Club Director
"I found the training on Mental Health with Amy to be very insightful. The A.L.G.E.E (Approach, Listen, Give, Encourage, Encourage) method taught me why we do these things and she explained it very well." - Boys & Girls Club Director