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  • 8 Jan 2020 3:08 PM | Grace Creasey (Administrator)

    Please click on the link below for upcoming PD opportunities and to follow General Assembly action on proposed legislation.  

  • 7 Oct 2019 10:22 AM | Grace Creasey (Administrator)

    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. This course will be delivered on two consecutive half-days.

    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.

    The course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder. Participants do not learn to diagnose, nor how to provide any therapy or counseling – rather, participants learn to support a youth developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis by applying a core five-step action plan:

    • Assess for risk of suicide or harm
    • Listen nonjudgmentally
    • Give reassurance and information
    • Encourage appropriate professional help
    • Encourage self-help and other support strategies

    The Youth Mental Health First Aid USA curriculum is primarily focused on information participants can use to help adolescents and transition-age youth, ages 12-18.

    The course is designed for adults who regularly interact with adolescents (teachers, school staff, coaches, youth group leaders, parents, etc.). In January 2013, President Obama recommended training for teachers in Mental Health First Aid. Since 2008, the core Mental Health First Aid course has been successfully offered to more than 1 million people across the USA, including hospital staff, employers and business leaders, faith communities, law enforcement, and the general public.

    The course will run from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm each day.



    Training Dates & Locations:

    Various Dates (click registration above to see dates available)
    8:00 am
    James Monroe Building-Conference Room B
    101 N. 14th Street
    Richmond VA

    See map: Google Maps

  • 7 Oct 2019 10:20 AM | Grace Creasey (Administrator)

    The CAPE Outlook has a new design.  Please note you can sign up at the top of the page to subscribe to the Outlook in order to receive these messages directly in your inbox.

  • 18 Sep 2019 1:36 PM | Grace Creasey (Administrator)

    Please review the linked document below for information regarding the State Fair of Virginia's 2019 Educational Expositions available to our schools.

    The State Fair of Virginia dates for 2019 are September 27-October 10.  Enjoy all that our amazing Commonwealth has to offer, all featured in our annual fair!

    2019 SFVA Education Expo Final PRESS pgs.pdf

  • 9 Sep 2019 9:40 AM | Grace Creasey (Administrator)
    Back to school: Are parents tapping college savings in 529 plans for private K-12 tuition?

  • 29 Jul 2019 9:52 AM | Grace Creasey (Administrator)

    Is your school hiring a School Security Officer this year, under the provisions of the 2019 legislation?  

    If so, this training is required for certification as a School Security Officer under the new law.

    For more information on the training class and to register see this link:

  • 19 Jun 2019 5:24 PM | Grace Creasey (Administrator)
    Please see the link below for the June 2019 edition of CAPE Outlook.
  • 11 Jun 2019 10:40 AM | Grace Creasey (Administrator)

    Please see the link below for the May 2019 edition of the CAPE Outlook.

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