teen Mental Health First Aid

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Through a collaboration of the Stratford Partnership for Youth and Families, Community Services, and the Stratford Rotary Club, teen Mental Health First Aid courses are available in Stratford!

teen Mental Health First Aid — teen Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training that teaches teens ages 15-18, how to identify, understand and respond to signs and symptoms of a mental health or substance use challenge among their friends and peers. The program equips young people with the knowledge and skills they need to take care of their own mental health and to support each other, including how to get the help of a trusted adult.

tMHFA classes begin this spring for teens ages 15-18, facilitated by Stratford Community Services and the Stratford Partnership for Youth and Families. Teens are certified after completion of three 90-minute in person classes held at Birdseye Municipal Complex. Makeup classes will be available, but teens should plan to attend all three sessions of the class they register for.

Thanks to Stratford Rotary’s support, the program is free for participants!

If you know a young person interested in attending, please have them reach out to Chelsea Kordiak or fill out the registration form below. Even if you're not sure what dates to attend, teens can be added to the waitlist through the registration form.

Course Dates:

Cohort 1-  Wednesdays 4-5:30 PM-  June 5 , June 12, June 26    

Cohort 2-  Tuesdays 5-6:30 PM- June 18 , June 25 , July 2  

Cohort 3- Mornings- 10-11:30 AM- July 22, 24, 26   

Cohort 4-  Afternoons- 3- 4:30 PM- August 19, 21, 23  

If you're an adult who is interested in supporting teen mental health, thank you! We have other ways for you to get involved, but tMHFA is only for youth ages 15-18.

Contact Information

Stratford Partnership For Youth & Families
468 Birdseye Street
Stratford, Connecticut 06615

Phone: (203) 385-4095
Fax: (203) 381-2064
Email James Olsen

Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

Teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA)

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Open for teens from Stratford ages 15-18, tMHFA is an evidence based program that empowers teens with the skills to talk about mental health, get help for a friend, and connect to trusted adults.

tMHFA is facilitated by Stratford Community Services and the Stratford Partnership for Youth and Families and is FREE thanks to the support of Stratford Rotary.

Class consists of three 90-minute in person classes held at Birdseye.

Questions? Reach out to Chelsea at (ckordiak@townofstratford.com)

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Teens should plan to attend all sessions for the class they choose in order to be certified. Makeup dates will be available.

Weds. June 5, June 12, & June 26 4-5:30PM
Tues. June 18, June 25, July 2, 5-6:30PM
Mornings- July 22, 24, 26, 10-11:30AM
Afternoons- August 19,21,23, 3-4:30PM
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In Person Meeting at Birdseye
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