March 5, 2020 - Exploring the Links Between Nutrition and Mental Health - Dalia Rodriguez Owner Fitness Oasis Health Club & Spa.

Nutrition is a very important aspect of our everyday life, yet often overlooked as a building block, not only of physical health, but mental health as well. Proper nutrition practices fuel our bodies and minds with healthy vital nutrients so they may function efficiently throughout the day. Join Dalia Rodriguez, owner of Fitness Oasis, as she describes healthy nutrition habits, the process of commitment, financial considerations and how healthy nutrition supports mental health. 
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March 12, 2020 - Applied Suicide Intervention Skill Training (ASIST) - Sylvia Bazan, AMFT Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist Behavioral Health Manager Community Engagement Supportive Services (CESS).

This workshop is for caregivers who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over one million caregivers have participated in this two-day, highly interactive, practical and practice-oriented workshop. Behavioral Health has utilized ASIST training for suicide intervention for over 20 years. Now available to schools and community members, ASIST contributes to our suicide safer community. 
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March 19, 2020 - Too Good for Drugs - Perla Varela Community Service Worker Substance Used Disorder (SUD) Youth and Young Adult Services Michelle Villarreal Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician Transitional Engagement and Supportive Services (TESS).

Too Good for Drugs is an evidenced-based substance use prevention program that is structured to guide young people to make healthy choices and achieve success. This program’s curriculum helps students cultivate positive outcomes through the development of the following skills: goal setting, decision making, conflict resolution, effective communication, social and emotional competency. 
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March 26, 2020 - Mental Health First Aid - Patricia Arevalo-Caro Program Supervisor Center for Clinical Training Staff Development Outreach & Engagement

The Mental Health First Aid training is an interactive training that introduces participants, 16 years of age and over, to risk factors and warnings signs of mental health problems. This training builds understanding of mental health problems impact and outlines common treatments. Mental Health First Aid training is available to the public on a regular basis, offered free of charge as a community service by Imperial County Behavioral Health Services.
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April 2, 2020 - The Mental Health Support of Pet Ownership - Devon Apodaca Executive Director Humane Society of Imperial County

The multiple mental health benefits of owning a dog or cat have been demonstrated by many scientific studies. Animals help bring joy, a sense of companionship and responsibility. Join Devon Apodaca, the Executive Director of the Imperial County Humane Society as we discuss the mental health support of pet ownership.
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February 6, 2020 - Teen Dating Violence Awareness - Judi Klein-Pritchard Director of Legal Services Woman Haven A Center for Family Solutions

February 2018 marked the inaugural Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month for Imperial County. One in four women will fall victim to relationship violence. Early prevention is key. Only about one in five teens who experience teen dating violence tell their parents. Join us as Judi Klein-Pritchard, provides more in-depth information about this important and, sometimes, overlooked topic.
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February 13, 2020 - Young Love: Concerns and Mental Health Issues in Adolescent Romance - Andrea Platero Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor  Mental Health Counselor Youth and Young Adult Services El Centro MHSA FSP

Adolescence contains a number of life challenges, including the beginnings of romantic relationships. With youth and young adults therapist Andrea Platero, we examine the modern context of young love, including social media, consider common concerns and share helpful strategies in supporting the young ones through their first romantic relationships.
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February 20, 2020 - Little Flower Yoga for Kids - Jennifer Cohen Harper, MA Founder of Little Flower Yoga, Inc.

Little Flower Yoga is dedicated to making yoga and mindfulness available to children and teenagers. It challenges students to learn in new ways, make connections, and recognize their capacity to achieve their goals. Join us as founder Jennifer Cohen Harper explores the role of mindfulness and focused movement in improved behavior and academic performance.
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February 27, 2020 - Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) - Andrea Platero Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor - Mental Health Counselor Youth and Young Adult Services El Centro MHSA FSP

The Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is an evidenced-based therapy used to treat individuals that are diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other related problems. Join us as Andrea Platero, introduces us to the model and the processes of CPT used to work through and recovery from PTSD.
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