Mental Health First Aid

The Rappahannock Area Community Services Board offers a course on Youth Mental Health First Aid for those who interact regularly with adolescents.


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  • Mental Health First Aid provides skills to help during a mental health crisis. The Rappahannock Area Community Services Board offers one- and two-day training courses. The $25 registration fee includes a workbook, refreshments and lunch on the first day. Classes are limited. Courses are offered several times throughout the year. The Mental Health First Aid (Adult) trainings will be held: March 21, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and March 22, 8:30 a.m. to noon at 3302 Bourbon St., Spotsylvania; May 2, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and May 3, 8:30 a.m. to noon at Rappahannock United Way, 3310 Shannon Park Drive, Spotsylvania; and Oct. 17, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Oct. 18, 8:30 a.m. to noon at Rappahannock United Way, 3310 Shannon Park Drive, Spotsylvania. Upcoming Youth Mental Health First Aid trainings will be held Feb. 27, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 3302 Bourbon St., Spotsylvania; May 9, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rappahannock United Way, 3310 Shannon Park Drive, Spotsylvania; and Sept. 12, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rappahannock United Way, 3310 Shannon Park Drive, Spotsylvania. To register, contact Jennifer Bateman at 540/374-3337, ext. 100, or jbateman@rappahannockareacsb.org.
  • “The Art Of Memory,” an exhibit of work by Mark Prieto, will probably be on show at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fredericksburg, 25 Chalice Circle. Diagnosed in 2010 with dementia, Prieto paints day by day in an effort to thrust back reminiscence loss. He additionally will current “Storytelling Talk” on Jan. 21, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Events are free and open to the general public.
  • Rappahannock Area Community Services Board is enrolling households for its subsequent DARE To Be You session. Workshops start Jan. 16 and embrace video games, crafts, parenting ideas and dinner. There are specialised courses for youngsters three and older. Participants will attend workshops on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Dinner might be served at 5:30 p.m. and courses might be from 6–7:30 p.m. The workshops will happen at Kenmore Club, 623 Kenmore Ave., Fredericksburg. Adults who full this system will obtain a $50 present card. DARE To Be you is a family-based prevention program that focuses on constructive conduct to assist mother and father develop vanity, communication expertise and stress administration methods. The periods are applicable for folks with youngsters of all ages. To register, contact Jennifer Bateman at 540/374-3337, ext. 100, or jbateman@rappahannockareacsb.org.
  • Project LINK will host “Nurturing Program for Families in Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery,” starting Jan. 18. The group will meet Thursdays from 12:30–2 p.m. on the Ronald W. Branscome Building, 600 Jackson St., Fredericksburg. Lunch shall be offered. Complimentary FRED bus tokens can be found for women who need assistance with transportation. The program focuses on attachment, baby improvement, parent-child relationships and restoration. To register, study extra about Project LINK or make a referral, name 540/891-3132 or e-mail gknight@rappahannockareacsb.org.
  • Eating for the Earth, a month-to-month plant-based cooking class, will happen at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 905 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg, from 5:30–7:30 p.m. Gwyn Whittaker, founding father of GreenFare Restaurant in Herndon, will show the best way to make scrumptious wholesome meals with out added sugar, oils or salt. A vegan potluck will comply with. Bring a plant-based dish to share or make a donation to St. George’s meals pantry. Free and open to all. Visit fredericksburgfoodcoop.com.
  • Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center’s Lose Big Win Big is a 15-week weight-loss problem. Expertise and help will given all through the problem. There will probably be money prizes for the three prime males and three prime women. There is a $5 entry charge. The official weigh-in will happen at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center (4600 Spotsylvania Parkway) on Jan. 25 from three–6 p.m. To register, go to tinyurl.com/LoseBig2018.
  • REVIVE! Opioid Overdose & Naloxone Lay Person Training will happen from 10:30 a.m. to midday at Smoot Memorial Library, 9533 Kings Highway, King George. The free coaching helps people discover ways to acknowledge an opioid overdose and tips on how to use naloxone to reverse an overdose. Each attendee will obtain a free REVIVE! package offered by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. The package consists of the provides wanted to manage naloxone. The Rappahannock Area Health District will present a free dose of naloxone to people who’ve accomplished the coaching and go to the native Rappahannock Health District Office with their REVIVE! coaching certificates or card. Registration is required. Visit rappahannockareacsb.org/portfolio-view/revive or name 540/374-3337.
  • The Fredericksburg regional workplace of the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter will supply a program on “Healthier Living for your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research” from 1–2:30 p.m. at Salem Church Library, 2607 Salem Church Road, Spotsylvania. Advance registration is required. Call 540/370-0835, ext. 8407, for extra info or to register.
  • Culpeper County Parks and Recreation’s ninth Annual Cross Country 5k might be held from eight:15 a.m. to five p.m. at Lenn Park, 19206 Edwin Way, Culpeper. The occasion begins on grounds of Old House Vineyards. Runners will then cross Stevensburg Road into Lenn Park. Awards for the primary general female and male finishers, and to the first-, second- and third-place finishers in every of the age teams. A 1/2-mile enjoyable run by means of the vineyards can be held previous to the beginning of the 5k for teenagers of all ages, in addition to adults not prepared for the 5k. There may also be different youngsters actions, T-shirts, door prizes, yoga, wine tastings. Cost is $30. Early registration beneficial. No canine allowed on website. Refunds won’t be processed after April 6. Go to culpepercounty.gov/Government/County-Departments/Departments-P-V/Parks-and-Recreation/Wicked-Bottom-5K.
  • To record an occasion, e-mail anrussell@freelancestar.com. Include a telephone quantity. Calendar seems each Sunday. Deadline for gadgets is midday the previous Tuesday earlier than publication.