Community of Practice Trainings

The 2017 Symposium served as a phenomenal collaborative space for youth development practitioners within Montgomery County. It was also the perfect launch for our Youth Development Community of Practice at the Collaboration Council. Join us as we continue to enrich our growing Community of Practice for Youth Development Practitioners. 

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

    Date: July 20, 2017 and July 21, 2017
    Time: 9:30AM-2:00PM (4 hrs each day)
    Location: Strayer University, 1803 Research Boulevard, Rockville MD, 20850
    Facilitator(s): Anne Peyer, Roshni Chatterjee, Cornerstone Montgomery

  • Learn how to recognize trauma related symptoms and behaviors; understand trauma and the impact it has across multiple domains; gain knowledge about anticipating and avoiding practices to avoid re-traumatization; implement client safety; address secondary trauma and promote self care; apply knowledge to case application; gain knowledge of making referrals and utilizing resources.

    Date: July 14, 2017
    Time: 9:30AM-12:30PM (3 hrs)
    Location: 1803 Research Boulevard, Rockville MD, 20850
    Facilitator: Elizabeth Guroff, Cornerstone Montgomery