Trauma & Distress Training for Youth Ministries
For Youth Ministry Workers
The Trauma & Distress Training Program is a culturally competent, trauma-informed faith integrated mental health basic education and awareness training program geared towards Youth Ministry Workers. Youth ministry workers who complete the Trauma & Distress Training will be able to:
- IDENTIFY signs and symptoms of mental disorders, including general mental health(GMH), serious mental illness (SMI) and/or serious emotional disturbance (SED);
- ASSESS youth and young adults with mental distress using a biopsychosocial model and employ crisis de-escalation techniques and services within the educational setting;
- TRIAGE and refer youth and young adults with mental distress to appropriate services, particularly individuals with SMI and/or SED, as well as GMH and those in danger of hurting themselves or others or may be otherwise severely or gravely disabled.
- SUPPORT youth and young adults with mental distress using ongoing faith-integrated basic mental health support skills and other short and/or long-term intervention and prevention techniques to promote mental health;