As part of the NOW IS THE TIME GRANT, Waterloo Schools continues to increase awareness of mental health challenges common among adolescents by offering Youth Mental Health First Aid training to our staff and community stakeholders.
- Promote Mental Health Literacy
- Reduce Mental Health Stigma
- Help Families Access Services
Upon completion of an eight-hour training, staff and community stakeholders can identify, understand and respond to students showing signs of mental illness, in addition to those dealing with substance abuse disorders.
Waterloo has 13 certified Youth Mental Health First Aid instructors who have already trained some 450 staff and stakeholders.
Through this training, nearly 1,800 referrals to various mental health services and support agencies have already happened.
Youth Mental Health First Aid emphasizes the critical importance of early intervention.
Waterloo Community School Now is the Time Grant Coordinator:
Individuals may also feel free to contact the building Administrator or Counselor for confidential support and assistance.