Training Opportunities

Building Resilient Communities

We believe our strength is in our ability to engage our community members in building caring connections by improving resiliency, preventing childhood trauma & understanding how our interactions with others can support those who have experienced trauma through education.

Resilient Southwest Georgia Regional Child and Family Behavioral Health Resource Guide

Our Focus

Vashti is seeking community partners and youth serving organizations in eight southwest Georgia counties that would benefit from Youth Mental Health & Trauma Informed Care Trainings.

What We Do

Working across our local communities, we are creating a common language and better understanding about Adversity and Resilience through:

Awareness building

Promotion of best practices

Professional development


Current Training Programs

Stewards of Children Training

In-person or Virtual – 2.5 hour training

This training specializes in education and prevention of child abuse, other forms of abuse, and mandated reporting. It also trains adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

Connections Matter

In-person or Virtual – 4 hour training

This training is designed to engage community members in building caring connections to improve resiliency. Interactive, discussion-based training provides participants with a better understanding of trauma, brain developments, resilience, and concrete knowledge about Adverse Childhood Experiences.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

In-person – 6.5 hour training

This training program which introduces participants to the unique risk factor and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge.

Child Welfare Training Collaborative

In-person or Virtual

This community training consists of four modules focused on the topic of complex childhood trauma and it’s impact on the brain and how to build resilience. Each module is 3 hours and the facilitators are certified Georgie State University staff.

Training Series:

Trauma 101
Brain 101
Trauma to Resilience: Strategies to Ensure Children’s Well-Being
Recognizing & Managing Secondary Traumatic Stress
Psychological Safety: A Pathway to Resilience
Differences are Good: An Exploration of Cultural Competence

Kate’s Club Training Series

In-person or Virtual

Kate’s Club seeks to empower children and teens, their families, and young adults facing life after the death of a parent, sibling, caregiver or someone important to them.

Training Series:

Child Bereavement 101: The Grieving Student
Re-Grief, Resiliency & Post-Traumatic Growth
The Grieving Parent
Support After Homicide, Suicide, or Overdose
Sibling Loss
It’s Complicated
Grief in Uncertain Times
Activity Toolkit

Teen Mental Health First Aid

In-person – 3 hour training

Teen Mental Health First Aid teaches high school students how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders among their friends and peers. The training gives students the skills to have supportive conversations with their friends and get a responsible and trusted adult to take over as necessary.

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)

In-person or Virtual – 2 hour training

Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.

Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying “Yes” to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor.

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Counties We Serve

Brooks County
Colquitt County
Decatur County
Grady County
Miller County
Mitchell County
Seminole County
Thomas County