Social and emotional learning is an essential component of overall health and wellbeing. The Poe Center’s MindWELL programs take a deeper look at mental wellness including empathy, emotions, stress, and healthy relationships.

MindWELL programs utilize goal setting strategies, conflict resolution, and self-care techniques to build skills necessary for managing emotions and making responsible mental and emotional decisions.

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  • Dimensions of Wellness

    Schedule this program for: Adults

    As adults, we spend a lot of time caring for our children or others, and sometimes we forget our own self-care. This program will empower participants to explore the positives and negatives of stress and the effects ongoing stress can have on their mental, physical, and emotional health. Participants will have an opportunity to explore self-care strategies and develop a plan to develop a wellness routine. During the discussion, we will also cover how stress affects youth, including tips on increasing mental wellness, promoting coping strategies, and building resilience.

    Program Length: 90 minutes

  • Foundations of Wellness

    Schedule this program for: 9th Grade10th Grade11th Grade12th Grade

    During this 60 minute program, participants will explore the positives and negatives of stress and the impact ongoing stress can have on their bodies. Attendees will be able to identify signs of stress and symptoms of anxiety and depression. Throughout the program, participants will learn tips and techniques that support self-care. These tools will help empower youth to develop a plan to decrease ongoing stress, promote a wellness routine, and to talk to trusted adults and support their peers.

    Program Length: 60 minutes

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  • Teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA)

    Schedule this program for: 10th Grade11th Grade12th Grade

    tMHFA teaches high school students (ages 15-18) how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders among their friends and peers. The training gives youth the skills to have supportive conversations with their friends and get a responsible and trusted adult to take over as necessary. It is designed to be delivered in schools or community sites. Learn more about this evidenced and research based program from the National Council for Mental Wellbeing.

    Program Length: six 45-minute sessions or three 90-minute sessions

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)

    Schedule this program for: Adults

    YMHFA is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help adolescents (ages 12-18) who are experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or are in crisis. YMHFA is primarily 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. Learn more about this evidenced and research based program from the National Council for Mental Wellbeing.

    Program Length: 7-hour workshop