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The Southwest Georgia Area Health Education Center (SOWEGA-AHEC), a nonprofit corporation, seeks an exceptional individual with strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills to serve as Executive Director...(more)

The Southwest Georgia Area Health Education Center (SOWEGA-AHEC), a nonprofit corporation, seeks an individual with a masters degree in a healthcare related field to serve as the Recruitment and Retention Coordinator...(more)

The Directors of the Georgia Health Foundation have awarded a grant to SOWEGA-AHEC in suport of its Youth Mental Health First Aid program.

 

The AHEC will offer four Youth MHFA programs to regional teachers, counselors, principals, school nurses, first responders, police officers, and volunteer leaders who work with youth. One training will be led by trainers outside of the region. The other three will be led by AHEC staff, certified trainers by the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare. These trainings will include techniques such as modeling, group discussions, personal reflection, role-play, documentaries, educational videos, and lectures.  These programs are not intended to train individuals to act as therapists but rather to become more aware of mental health issues and provide tools to make a difference in others’ lives.