Columbia’s Youth Community Coalition — or YC2 — is planning a workshop to help educate faith community leaders on understanding the positive contributions they can make to the mental wellness of youth. The workshop aims to help leaders recognize possible early signs of mental health and substance use issues in youth, project an accepting, welcoming (no-blame) culture and language for youth and families who live with mental illness, and point youth and their families to community resources for help.
The workshop, called “Look Up, Wake Up, Step UP: Youth Mental Wellness and Faith Communities,” will be hosted by Phoenix Programs, Inc., and will be sponsored by YC2, Phoenix Programs, the Columbia Interfaith Council, the Mid-America Center for Ministry, and Teen Relationship Education and Empowerment.
Date/Time: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30
Location: Phoenix Programs, 90 E. Leslie Lane, Columbia, MO
Cost: Free. Lunch will be included.
For more information: Please contact Heather C. Harlan of Phoenix Programs at (573) 875-8880 ext. 2142 or via email at hharlan at phoenixprogramsinc dot org.