Training and Education
School Box of Trainings
School Box of Trainings provides school staff, administrators, parents, and other professionals with tools to support the social and emotional needs of children through customized professional development workshops on a variety of topics. Each of these workshops is taught by skilled professionals who are experts within their field.
Schools: The trainings are offered to all schools, nonprofit, for-profit, and community partners.
Project Speak is an education and training program dedicated to increasing mental health awareness and support for school-aged children and youth ages 12-18 years old. Through training programs that improve youth holistic health and well-being, our goal is to develop a trauma-informed ecosystem, empowering both youth and adults with the knowledge and education they need to recognize early signs and symptoms of mental health issues and then respond appropriately.
Mental health prevention and intervention programs include:
Youth Aware of Mental Health (YAM) – A school-based mental health promotion and suicide prevention program for high school students in which they learn about and explore the topic of mental health.
- Who is eligible? High Schools within the San Antonio City Limits
Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) – Designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations.
- Who is eligible? Any adult within the San Antonio City Limits
Funder: COSA – Metro Health
For most mental health services, students and families are screened and referred by the CIS-SA Site Coordinator to a licensed mental health provider (LPC, LPC Associate, LMFT, LMFT Associate, LMSW, or LCSW). The Licensed Counselor completes a psychosocial assessment with parents/guardians and each student, develops a treatment plan, provides individual and/or family counseling, and coordinates other support services.
Additionally, CIS-SA is currently working with The Ecumenical Center and The Institute for Trauma-Informed Care to become a trauma-informed certified agency. CIS-SA will implement change that promotes the understanding of trauma, its impact, and signs and symptoms, as well as promotes trauma resilience and recovery to avoid re-traumatization. CIS-SA will do this by creating a trauma certification team, following an implementation model and the five domains set out by The Ecumenical Center and The Institute for Trauma-Informed Care. CIS-SA will also survey their staff, clients, and stakeholders through this process.
To learn more about our mental health programming, please contact Kim Sayers, LPC-S Director of Clinical Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.