Community Education

Vaya Health offers education and training opportunities to help people support their own wellness and build healthier communities. Our interactive workshops are designed to inform, increase awareness and decrease stigma. For more information, email

Visit our Calendar of Events to find upcoming trainings near you. We currently offer the following classes:

Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children

Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children teaches adults, especially those who work with children, how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. It is the only nationally distributed, evidence-based program proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes and change child protective behaviors.

Geriatric and Adult Mental Health Specialty Team

Vaya’s Geriatric and Adult Mental Health Specialty Team (GAMHST) offers education for professionals, family caregivers and the community. It also provides support to agencies and family caregivers of people ages 60 and older who are experiencing behavioral health issues, dementia or other emotional or behavioral challenges.

Click here for the GAMHST Referral Form. 

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid participants learn to help people experiencing a behavioral health crisis, or developing a mental health or substance use problem, using a five-step action plan. Participants also learn about local behavioral health resources.

Person-Centered Thinking

Person-Centered Thinking teaches parents, caregivers and professionals the fundamentals of person-centeredness, including practical skill sets, activities and real-world applications. Participants learn to use these lessons in their families and communities, in their work with clients and within their own organizations.

Question Persuade Refer

Question, Persuade and Refer teaches community members to recognize warning signs of suicide, offer hope and encourage treatment. Participants learn to talk to someone who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts and refer them to help.

System of Care: Child and Family Team I and II

System of Care gives parents, caregivers and professionals an overview of Child and Family Team meetings from the family’s perspective and teaches strategies and facilitation skills to support children, youth and families.

Wellness Recovery Action Plan

Wellness Recovery Action Plan teaches participants, including people in recovery from mental health or substance use disorders, to enhance their overall wellness and learn skills and strategies to help them reach their full potential. WRAP is open to anyone wanting to decrease troubling feelings or behaviors and achieve life goals.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches participants to help adolescents who are in crisis or developing a behavioral health issue. Youth MHFA is particularly useful for adults who work with young people, such as educators, coaches or youth pastors.

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