YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING
In September 2018, Momentum was awarded a 3-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) with the purpose of providing Youth Mental Health First Aid training to a handful of employees. Staff from Momentum’s Youth & Family Services team, along with several of the organization’s Management Team, was selected to carry out the project for the next three years.
The training, which took place over a three day period, January 23-25, 2019, will enable the selected Momentum staff to become certified Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructors. As a result, staff will then provide mental health education to adults who work closely with youth in the community. These trainings will teach community members how to identify and support potential mental illness and/or crisis situations they may encounter on a daily basis. The training was a natural fit for Momentum’s Youth & Family Services program which aims to intervene at an early age in order to prevent further mental health issues later in life.
The Momentum staff members working on this grant are thrilled to be able to share this knowledge with the community and hope that it can be another opportunity to decrease the stigma surrounding mental health.
ESGR, a Department of Defense program, was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee’s military commitment.
ESGR has served our country for more than 45 years, fostering a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States.
Jae Suh, Associate Director of Momentum’s Youth & Family Services (and FSP-Adult Services) was presented with the Patriots Award earlier this afternoon. This award honors individual supervisors for support provided directly to the nominating Service member and his or her family.
Michelle Burlyga, Momentum’s REACH Manager, nominated Jae for his unwavering flexibility and support during her Army trainings, pre-deployment preparation and year-long deployment.
Congratulations Jae Suh for this tremendous recognition!
Thank you Captain Burlyga for your service and we all look forward to your safe return from deployment.
Momentum for Health is the largest nonprofit provider of mental health services in Santa Clara County (Federal Tax ID 94-1496052).
Momentum offers treatment for adults, teens and families experiencing serious mental illness.