Tuesday, May 8, 2012

FREE Workshops for Children's Mental Health Day

There are some really great (and free!) workshops offered throughout Durham tomorrow as part of Children's Mental Health Day tomorrow, May 9th.  They are open to anyone and include topics from teen depression and the effects of trauma on children to Yoga. 

Most are short, but I highly recommend the nationally recognized Stewards of Children Training at 2:00.  It is for anyone who cares about protecting children and teens from child sexual abuse and it is very eye opening--I realized that I didn't know nearly enough.  The statistics show that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be affected in their young lives.  In light of the Penn State situation and others, it seems obvious that many of us simply don't know.  Thinking we're aware is not enough.  Take this training and find out what you don't know.  It is also a training that can be offered locally to schools,  workplaces, organizations, churches, etc. who want to host a training.  I would be happy to put you in touch with our local organizers if you are interested in that opportunity. 

Check out the link for more information including the times and locations of all of the workshops.

http://becomingdurham.org/madcmhad

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