Community Events and Activities

Youth Mental Health First Aid Free Training

The free training will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, March 14 at the Orange County Department of Mental Health, 30 Harriman Drive, Goshen. Must attend entire training for certification. Lunch will be provided. Register online by March 4.

Anyone ages 18 or older can take Youth Mental Health First Aid, but it is recommended for
those who regularly have contact with young people ages 12-18 teachers, coaches, social
workers, faith leaders and other caring citizens. For more information, visit www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org.

WHAT WILL PARTICIPANTS LEARN?

The course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges
common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder. Participants learn to support a youth developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis by applying a core five-step action plan:

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm
  • Listen non-judgmentally
  • Give reassurance and information
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies

 

Taking Charge of Your Transition

A training series funded by OPWDD Family Support Services for students with disabilities and learning differences ages 14-21 and their families.

Wednesday, Oct 17 at 6:30 p.m.: Self Advocacy and Effective Communication
Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m.: Post Secondary Educational
Wednesday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m.: Community Based Services
Wednesday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m.: Adult Healthcare Transition

To be added to the email list for all training registrations, mailings and information, please send an email with contact information to hrajnert@myindependentliving.org.

Goshen Public Library & Historical Society

There are several programs for children and families at the Goshen Public Library! Learn more about the children’s programs.

Goshen Little League registration now open

Tee ball, baseball and softball for boys and girls ages 4-16. To register, visit www.goshenlittleleague.com.