THE SOURCE: EVENTS & TRAININGS

EVENTS & TRAININGS

Learning new information and skills is crucial to creating a community in which children, youth and families thrive. To advance our mission and support system of care values, we offer events and trainings. Many are done in partnership with other community organizations. Our training catalog lists dozens of free trainings available to those in Elkhart County who seek to support children’s mental health.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

In the 1990s, the CDC and Kaiser Permanente conducted a landmark study on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). They discovered that ACEs and psychological trauma are the greatest indicators of later health, safety and opportunity outcomes over the lifespan. During this ACE Interface 2-hour presentation, you’ll learn 1) more about the ACE Study, 2) the impact of stress on the brain and nervous system and how that affects a person over the course of their life AND 3) ways to encourage and promote resilience in youth and adults so together we can create a healthier community. 

This FREE presentation is appropriate for both mental health professionals and community members. It is provided in partnership with SJC Cares, Oaklawn and Beacon Community Impact. 

For details on registration, visit The SOURCE’s Facebook Events page. 

The Promise of Partnership: Annual Update

Thursday, September 24, 2020
Noon to 1:30 PM
FREE

Our community partners are invited to attend an annual update from The SOURCE on the accomplishments of the system of care and the continued promise that our community partnerships bring to Elkhart County. This year will include information about local and federal grants awarded, updates on The SOURCE’s new structure, projects and plans for the next year. Opportunities for new collaborations will be identified, as well as a variety of ways attendees can remain connected to the system of care. Register at https://conta.cc/2ZYMCTc.

TRAININGS UPON REQUEST

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

FREE

In the 1990s, the CDC and Kaiser Permanente conducted a landmark study on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). They discovered that ACEs and psychological trauma are the greatest indicators of later health, safety and opportunity outcomes over the lifespan. During this ACE Interface 2-hour presentation, you’ll learn 1) more about the ACE Study, 2) the impact of stress on the brain and nervous system and how that affects a person over the course of their life AND 3) ways to encourage and promote resilience in youth and adults so together we can create a healthier community.

This FREE presentation is appropriate for both mental health professionals and community members. It is provided in partnership with SJC Cares, Oaklawn and Beacon Community Impact. If you are interested in setting up a presentation for  your organization or gathering, contact us at info@thesourceelkhartcounty.org.

Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

MATERIALS COST

SBIRT is an approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment to people with substance use disorders and those at risk of developing these disorders. Find out more information at SAMHSA. If you are interested in setting up a training, contact us at info@thesourceelkhartcounty.org.

Self-Care

FREE

Self-care is extremely important for anyone in a caregiving role. We can tailor a self-care presentation toward the audience, including community members, early childhood professionals, educators, juvenile justice professionals, mental health professionals, parents/caregivers and youth/young adults. If you are interested in setting up a training, contact us at info@thesourceelkhartcounty.org.

Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ)

FREE

The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) is a brief behavioral screening questionnaire that contains 25 items asking about psychological attributes. It can be used for clinical assessment, evaluating outcome, epidemiology, research and screening. Find out more on the SDQ website or in the Indiana Department of Education Universal Screening Toolkit. If you are interested in setting up a training, contact us at info@thesourceelkhartcounty.org.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

MATERIALS COST

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. If you are interested in setting up a training, contact us at info@thesourceelkhartcounty.org.

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