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FLX Kids Are Alright: Youth Mental Health Literacy Tools for Library Staff (Part I)

March 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


The FLX Kids are Alright initiative aims to improve mental health literacy for middle- and high-school aged youth in five counties in the Finger Lakes Region of New York. Through a unique partnership between Common Ground Health, Monroe County Library System, Pioneer Library System and the Rochester Regional Library Council, the initiative will directly engage youth in the creation of new mental health and well-being literacy resources to improve library collections and programming.

This training is for library staff across the region to receive a parallel training in health literacy and youth mental health and well-being. Library staff will also have an opportunity to hear the perspectives and sentiments of the youth engaged in the project so far. Lastly, library staff will be engaged in a discussion around how to leverage and roll out the newly created resources. As context experts, input from library staff is key to making this information not only user friendly for the community, but also for staff. Part II of this training will be scheduled in April 2021, where the final resources developed by the youth will be revealed, as well as an action plan for rolling them out.

Presenters: Staff from Common Ground Health will lead the training. Phyllis Jackson is a Registered Nurse, health literacy expert, and the Community Wellness Project Manager. Alicia Evans is an expert in youth services and is the Healthy Schools Project Coordinator.

Free to RRLC and ESLN members. This webinar will be held on Zoom Webinar; registration is required. All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance.

We are committed to offering inclusive, diverse, and equitable services to all of our members. To request specific accommodations, including sign language interpretation or closed captioning, please contact rrlc@rrlc.org at least five business days prior to the session.

Contact Laura Osterhout (losterhout@rrlc.org) with any questions.



March 15
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Zoom Webinar

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