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Mental Health, Trauma and Outdoor Education
Thu, May 11, 2017, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT
This training is targeted to Alameda County youth-serving staff/volunteers who wish to build their skills in providing culturally responsive, threrapeutic, empowering experiences to participants within outdoor settings. Come learn how to use natural settings to facilitate mental wellness, while avoiding or dealing empathically with triggers youth may have related to exploring the environment.
This training will take place outdoors so please come ready for a short hike with stops throughout to discuss and engage. You should wear hiking boots or sneakers, bring water to stay hydrated, and pack your own lunch. If there is rain in the forecast, please dress accordingly to stay dry and comfortable.
The genesis of this workshop was the Youth Outside grantee convening, where the need for such a training was expressed by other youth organizations, and we are happy to have Youth Outside, Outward Bound and Bay Area Wilderness Training as event co-sponsors.
We will meet in Joaquin Miller's Community Center parking lot at the picnic table near the entrance when you first pull into the lot. There is a big tree stump and some bulletin boards. It's not hard to find. Parking is free and there is overflow parking. You can use 510-599-3582 for last minute coordination but service can be spotty. Please arrive before or by 10 AM. We will leave the lot by about 10:15 AM and then it will be hard to find us.