Umatter for Youth and Young Adults (Umatter YYA) is a youth leadership and engagement initiative that fosters healthy community cultures for youth that promote mental health and resiliency. The program includes a full day of interactive training with peers statewide, design and implementation of a Community Action Project (CAP) in their school community, and presentation of CAP at the local or state level.
The Goal is to Promote Mental Health Wellness:
- Healthy coping mechanisms and help-seeking skills
- The ability to recognize when a peer needs help and how to provide it
- Address issues like bullying and substance misuse
Core content and skills of Umatter YYA includes mindset, assessing personal strengths, assets and risks, resiliency, stress, self-care, strength and risk-based coping skills and consequences, recognizing signs of distress in self and others/peers, knowing what to say and do, help-seeking.
Statewide Kick-Off Training Event
Thursday, January 17, 2019 (snow date January 18th)
Vermont Technical College, Randolph Center, Vermont
Mental Health Wellness Promotion Community Action Project
February – May
Implemented in local schools and/or community
TBD based on participant input
Information and to Register HERE