Youth Boundaries (13 – 17 years)
Youth Boundaries is a workshop designed to help youth (ages 13-17) who struggle with self-esteem, healthy relationships, and boundaries. Focusing on building strengths, this workshop encourages exploration of self and healthy relationships. In addition to identifying the aspects of healthy relationships, participants will explore the characteristics unhealthy relationships, the importance of boundaries, and how to set them.
9:00 a.m. – NOON
Facilitator: Kayla Godkin
The Community Helpers Program is an Alberta Health Services Program designed for youth and adults ages 12-30, and adults who work with youth. The program is designed for “helpers”, those in the community who others come to for help. The program is designed to help with mental health intervention by training those helpers to hone in on their helping skills while learning how to take care of themselves. The program does not teach helpers to be their friend’s therapists, rather, it prepares them to support their peers in a healthy, safe, informed way and gives them the tools to know how and when to help their peer find professional mental health resources and intervention. The program is also designed to improve the intervention and treatment for those at risk of suicide and is part of Alberta’s “Building strength, inspiring hope: a provincial action plan for youth suicide prevention 2019 – 2024.”
The full Community Helpers Training includes 9 Core Modules that mix interaction, discussion and activities to help reach a deep understanding of topics. The topics range from ethics to helping to boundaries to understanding suicide. If the full training is completed, participants get an official Alberta Health Services certificate of completion which can go on resumes and professional development records.
The full training takes two days to compete. However the training can be done in small increments over the course of different days, or weeks. The program can be suited to the needs of those taking it quite easily.
The next Community Helpers Program, will be held at The Outreach Centre:
Friday, October 6
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
For information or to register, email Kayla at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is no fee for the Community Helpers Training. All areas outside of Red Deer are subject to a travel fee of $0.62/km