Arizona Youth Partnership (AZYP) in collaboration with Interfaith Community Services (ICS) will train 960 individuals each year for a total of 2,880 over the course of the 3 year project in Pima County most likely to interact with those who exhibit the signs and symptoms of mental illness in the 8 hour evidence-based curriculum Mental Health First Aid and Youth Mental Health First Aid. The population of focus is youth, older adults, veterans, and those served through mental and behavioral health agencies across the entire county including outlying, rural areas.
The goals and objectives of the project are:
Goal 1: Increase the number of individuals trained in Pima County, Arizona to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental disorders including serious mental illness and serious emotional disturbance.
Objective 1.1: By September 29 each grant year, train 480 individuals in mental health agencies, faith communities, older adults, veterans, and community agencies in Mental Health First Aid as measured by sign-in sheets.
Objective 1.2: By September 29 each grant year, train 480 individuals who work with youth in schools and community-based settings in Youth Mental Health First Aid as measured by sign-in sheets.
Goal 2: Increase linkages with schools and community-based organizations to educate about available resources and refer individuals to those resources.
Objective 2.1: By September 29 each grant year, 50% of workshop attendees will respond with the number of referrals made to a follow up survey at 2 weeks, 1 month and 3 months as measured by follow up surveys.
Objective 2.2: By September 29 each grant year, increase knowledge and awareness of workshop attendees of community resources by 60% as measured by post survey.
Objective 2.3: By September 29 each grant year, distribute 5,000 Mental Health Services Pocket Guide in Pima County as measured by distribution logs.