Mental Health

Our research-backed resources and in-person programming are designed to teach all Texans to recognize signs of mental illness, cope with stress and find help for themselves or a loved one.

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Cooking Well Series

The Cooking Well Series is a suite of programs which includes various lessons of interactive classes with research-based information accompanied by a cooking component. Resources for this program are provided by county agents directly.
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Mental Health

Programs

We offer numerous free and affordable programs on agriculture and natural resources, family and community health, economic health and youth development. We also offer many volunteer opportunities. Browse the list below.
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The Texas 4-H Family & Community Health Program provides a variety of resources and opportunities to learn about nutrition, interior design, consumer education and more.

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The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Military Program focuses on providing educational programs and resources to assist veterans, service members and their families as they face the many uncertainties of life.

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The Well Church Initiative aims to be a trusted partner with churches serving the health and wellness needs of their congregations and surrounding communities.

Courses

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Infants’ experiences early in life literally influence the physical structures of the brain, opening the way for patterns of thought and behavior for the rest of a child’s life. This 1-hour course addresses critical topics related to caring for the youngest and most vulnerable population of children, infants and toddlers.

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In this course, you will learn all about infant care. We discuss foundations of infant development, the importance of a loving caregiver, infants’ amazing abilities, and best practices for supporting their development. Through an emphasis on daily activities we show how you can build relationships and promote development.

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Talking about child maltreatment can be difficult, but we know that with proper education you can feel confident reporting if you suspect child maltreatment. This training course will go over types of maltreatment, what it looks like, steps for reporting, and coping mechanisms for professionals who make a report.

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  • Course

    Infants’ experiences early in life literally influence the physical structures of the brain, opening the way for patterns of thought and behavior for the rest of a child’s life. This 1-hour course addresses critical topics related to caring for the youngest and most vulnerable population of children, infants and toddlers.

  • Course

    In this course, you will learn all about infant care. We discuss foundations of infant development, the importance of a loving caregiver, infants’ amazing abilities, and best practices for supporting their development. Through an emphasis on daily activities we show how you can build relationships and promote development.

  • Course

    Talking about child maltreatment can be difficult, but we know that with proper education you can feel confident reporting if you suspect child maltreatment. This training course will go over types of maltreatment, what it looks like, steps for reporting, and coping mechanisms for professionals who make a report.

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    In this training course, you will learn about cultural sensitivity. We define and describe culture, how cultures differ, dual language learners, pathways to cultural sensitivity, strategies for communicating with families who do not share your language, and strategies to make your setting culturally competent.

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    In this training course, you will learn about self-regulation in infancy and toddlerhood. We consider ways caregivers can support the development of children’s self-regulation. We then discuss infant and toddler temperament so you can reflect on your own regulatory strategies and preferences for young children’s temperaments.

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