WJCS: Promoting Child and Family Well-Being
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New Report by the Center for Disease Control
Highlights the Importance of Understanding
and Addressing Children's Mental Health. 

This report is an important step on the road to recognizing the impact of childhood mental disorders and developing a public health approach to address children's mental health. Please click here to read the highlights of this new report
What You Can Do
Parents: You know your child best. Talk to your child's Health Care Professional if you have concerns about the way your child behaves at home, in school, or with friends.
Youth: It is just as important to take care of your mental health as it is your physical health. If you are angry, worried or sad, don't be afraid to talk about your feelings and reach out to a trusted friend or adult.
Health care professionals: Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment based on updated guidelines is very important. There are resources available to help diagnose and treat children's mental disorders
Teachers/School Administrators: Early identification is important, so that children can get the help they need. Work with families and health care professionals if you have concerns about the mental health of a child in your school.

(Center for Disease Control)

Youth Mental Health
First Aid Training

WJCS is now certified to provide Youth Mental Health First Aid training to school districts, youth serving agencies, government agencies, coaches, parents, mentors and volunteers

Youth Mental Health First Aid is a research proven, nationally recognized certification course that teaches the warning signs and risk factors of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents ages, 12 to 18, and a five-step action plan to support an adolescent developing signs of a mental health concern or in an emotional crisis.
WJCS is committed to engaging and leading our community in the conversations and initiatives necessary to reduce stigma around mental health.  We know these important activities will help all residents get the support they need to when experiencing a mental health challenge.
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training at WJCS

October 2nd and 3rd

Open to the Public, Registration Required
Cost: $75 per person

Contact Ali Rainone at
914-761-0600 – ext. 116  or for more information.

For more information about WJCS, please contact
Jan Fisher, Director of Public Affairs, at or 914-761-0600 x343.
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