Family and Consumer Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences aims to improve the quality of life for adults, children and families by providing research-based education in health and nutrition, food safety, food preservation and financial management. Programs can be offered in English and Spanish.
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Mental health education is provided to help recognize signs and symptoms of those who are struggling, provide appropriate support and connect others to services. Classes are available for youth, adults and adults who work with youth. Email Canyon County for information on upcoming classes and or requests to teach a mental health education class.
Mental Health First Aid
Like learning first aid and responding to a physical crisis, this course teaches how to respond to a mental crisis. This course can be taught in-person or in a hybrid of online and in-person education. Participants will leave with an understanding of mental health disorders, the ability to recognize signs and symptoms, and connect others to appropriate means of help. Classes must have at least 5 participants and can be taught in English or Spanish. Contact Canyon County for more information on available classes.
Youth Mental Health First Aid
As the numbers of youth struggling with their mental health continues to rise, it is important that adults learn skills to be able to direct youth and help them through mental health crises which may arise. This course can be taught in-person or in a hybrid of online and in-person education, it is intended for adults who work with or are parents to youth. Participants will leave with an understanding of mental health disorders, the ability to recognize signs and symptoms, and connect others to appropriate means of help. Classes must have at least 5 participants and can be taught in English or Spanish. Contact Canyon County fore more information on available classes.
Based on SAMHSA's Guide to Wellness these workshops lead people through a variety of activities identifying strategies and setting goals to improve wellness. Contact Canyon County Extension to learn more.
The Biggest Asset is YOU
It is so easy to focus on others versus ourselves. This workshop teaches signs of burnout, stress, and how to navigate mental health to take care of you. Contact Canyon County Extension to learn more.
Strong Parents, Stable Children
Building Protection Factors to strengthen families provides an overview of the five Strengthening Families Protection Factors, which are characteristics that promote optimal development by helping families succeed and thrive, even in the face of risks and challenges.
Tech Talks: Family Media Planning
Media is an integral part of today's world but can become unmanageable when used improperly. This class teaches families to set a plan for media use in their homes to reduce negative effects of media.
Diabetes Prevention Program
The Diabetes Prevention Program is a year-long program developed specifically to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. It is designed for people with prediabetes or who are at-risk for developing type 2 diabetes. This program specifically focuses on weight loss and physical activity while learning new habits and gaining new skills.
Air Fryer Basics
Air fryers are the hot new kitchen accessory, but are they worth the hype? Come learn about how air fryers work, the health benefits of air frying food, how to be successful and food safe while air frying, and the proper way to clean an air fryer.
Cooking Skills Series
Is cooking at home a lost art? Classes in this series teach basic home economics skills such as cooking skills, meal planning, and more.
Contact Canyon County Extension for more information.
The Caldwell Health Coalition formed in 2018. The coalition addresses six pillars of health (identified via community assessments and statistics) with "equity for all" as our underlying foundation, influencing our action within each pillar of health.
We have over 40 adult and youth members, including community residents, and representing over 20 community organizations to drive health action in Caldwell. To learn more about the Caldwell Health Coalition, visit our linktree to access our various sites.
The Caldwell CWV program provides community-specific core competencies within the Caldwell Health Coalition's "Six Pillars of Health." to learn more about the program, please visit UI Extension Community Wellness Volunteer Program page.
- All participants who complete the core Community Wellness Volunteer training receive a Community Wellness Volunteer Certificate of Completion and the title of "Community Wellness Volunteer" (CWV).
- CWVs are expected to complete (and report) 20 hours of volunteer service by the end of the calendar year. Volunteer opportunities are provided locally by University of Idaho Extension staff and volunteers do get to choose what opportunities they would like to participate in. Volunteers can also develop their own opportunities. *CWVs are expected to participate and/or support the Caldwell Health Coalition. Each CWVs contribution to the Caldwell Health Coalition is included in their volunteer hours.
- CWVs are expected to participate (in-person or virtually) in at least three CWV Professional Development trainings throughout the calendar year. A total of five Professional Development trainings are offered following completion of the core training.
For more information go to the University of Idaho Extension Community Wellness Volunteer Program website.