The Counseling Center > Community Education
The Counseling Center provides excellent community education opportunities for parents, schools, police departments and other organizations. We have provided opportunities for community education throughout DuPage and Cook counties on a variety of topics, including:
• Parental education;
• Depression and anxiety;
• Drug awareness and prevention; and
• Healthy relationships.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
The Counseling Center is a registered social worker continuing education sponsor. Please visit our Upcoming Opportunities page to learn more.
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Clinicians at The Counseling Center are certified trainers in Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA). Contact us to participate in the class and receive your certification.
“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 an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.
Youth Mental Health First Aid 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. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.”