WELCOME TO CHIPS!
We are a small non-profit organization based in Essex Junction, Vermont. Since 1986, our organization has been inspiring youth and building healthy communities in Essex Junction, Essex Town, and Westford.
Our organization serves youth and their families in these Communities by providing direct service programs for youth and facilitating partnerships between organizations.
YMHFA is an 8-hour course that teaches adults how to help youth who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and various types of crises.
Topics Covered: Anxiety, Depression, Non-Suicidal Self-Injury, ADHD, Eating Disorders, Substance Use, Crisis Intervention and De-escalation, Suicide Assessment and Prevention.
This is an interactive training that will support educators and youth workers to:
- Grow their understanding of the difference between mental health challenges, disorders and illnesses, and knowledge of signs,symptoms and risk factors of mental illnesses and addictions
- Increase knowledge of interventions and supports available to young people
- Increase skills to intervene in crisis and non-crisis situations
This training is made possible through Vermont Care Partners, Essex CHIPS, and the Center for Health and Learning.
This training is open to the public and is offered for FREE.