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Collaborative Advocacy, Resources, Education, and Support (C.A.R.E.S.)

What do we do?

We are proud to announce the expansion of our free suicide prevention training program to community members. This program is provided by the Washington State University Extension 4-H program. Our pool of instructors are certified to teach Adult Mental Health First Aid (AMHFA), Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA), and Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) to any adult 18 years or older.

You read correctly, these trainings are FREE!  We are excited to report that we received a grant from Washington State Health Care Authority, so we can now provide these trainings virtually or in-person at your location at no cost to you or your learners.  This is a fantastic opportunity to get yourself and your team together to learn more about this critical topic!  The goal of these trainings is to teach adults how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among youth and adults.

Don’t let the price tag fool you!  This training program is managed by two WSU faculty with extensive experience in prevention sciences and mental health. Our workshops are taught by highly qualified faculty, staff, and students that are passionate about educating the public on how to reduce suicides in our communities.  We anticipate a busy 2024, so be sure to sign up as soon as possible!  To help out, simply complete this interest survey and we will be in touch.

Upcoming Events

Interested in bringing training to your group? Fill out this interest survey and one of our staff will be in touch soon!