Health Education Outreach

Interfaith Community Services invites you to join us for one of our many Community Health Outreach Workshops. We offer a breadth classes that tackle issues from Mental Health, Advanced Care Planning, Effective Communication, and Compassion Care with Health Boundaries, just to name a few. A regular schedule of workshops are hosted by ICS and available for staff, volunteers, and the community. Please consult our events calendar for the latest schedule.

We can also bring our workshops to your community or organization. If you are interested in scheduling an ICS workshop, please contact Dr. Tandala Kidd at tkidd@icstucson.org.

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid Certification – Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. This eight hour training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.  This certification is good for 3 years.

Depression & Anxiety in the Elderly

This one hour workshop discusses the signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety that may be exhibited in the elderly.  It also discusses reducing stigma and ways to help those who may be experiencing depression or anxiety.

Compassionate Care with Healthy Boundaries

This 90-minute workshop speaks to those who take care of others and helps them learn how to give care while setting secure healthy boundaries.

Compassion Fatigue – Caring on Empty

Often when we care for others, we forget to care for ourselves.  This one hour workshop encourages us to remember to take care of ourselves.

A Mental Health Discussion

This one hour workshop discusses the facts, signs and symptoms and recommendations for seeking and providing help for those who are suffering from mental unwellness.

Budgeting to Live Well 

This one hour workshop discusses budgeting plans and includes tips and tools for living well.  Includes calculating monthly income, fixed and variable expenses, and ways to save extra money by making small smart changes.

Let’s Talk – Effective Communication

This two hour interactive workshop discusses various communication and listening styles, identifying and overcoming communication barriers, perceptions, body language and nonverbal communication, along with healthy and clear verbal exchanges.

Honoring Our Lives – Advance Care Directive Planning Conversations

Honoring Our Lives programming prepares people of all life stages and cultures for transitioning through or departing from this life with advance care planning.  This one hour workshop focuses on making future healthcare decisions, conversing with loved ones and physicians about these decisions, and completing and sharing advance care directives.

Communicating with Difficult People and De-Escalating Difficult Situations

In all walks of life, we will all eventually be forced to deal with difficult people. No matter how it looks from your perspective, difficult people are often doing only what they know how to do based on their current situation. This 90-minute workshop will help you calm the angry person and also keep you calm amid the turmoil during these experiences.

Dementia Friends Information Session

Dementia Friends is a global movement developed by the Alzheimer’s Society in the United Kingdom and now underway in the United States. The goal is to help everyone in a community understand five key messages about dementia, how it affects people, and how we each can make a difference in the lives of people living with the disease.  This information session is a one hour presentation the covers the five key messages everyone should know through activities and discussion, but the session is not a formal training.  Those who attend are asked to commit to a dementia-friendly action and can become a Dementia Friend.

For more information or to register for any of our Community Health Outreach workshops:

Contact Dr. Tandala Kidd at tkidd@icstucson.org.