Let’s Make Idaho Healthier Together

Lack of awareness and stigma keep many children who have behavioral health concerns from getting help. Early recognition and intervention can help prevent academic failure, substance abuse, and involvement in the justice system. One step to improving youth behavioral health is workforce development and training individuals who interact with youth in early identification and developing skills to respond and assist.

The Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health is excited to announce another round of training grants to address youth behavioral health. Grants up to $20,000 will be awarded to organizations in Idaho. Training topics could include but are not limited to the following topics:

  • Common mental health challenges among youth- depression, anxiety, ADHD
  • Recognizing warning signs
  • Understanding behavior disorders, mood disorders, learning and development
  • Bullying
  • Social interaction
  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Opportunities to improve:
    • Self-image
    • Self-esteem

Application Deadline: 5pm MST, December 1, 2016. Please email proposals to grants@bcidahofoundation.org

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The target audience for trainings and workforce development projects should include individuals who interact and serve youth, for example:

  • Parents
  • Teachers
  • Child care providers
  • After-school staff
  • Medical providers
  • Behavioral health professionals