Kettle Trains Group Counselors
Group Counselors received Mental Health First Aid training from former staff member and 2016 Coach's Award winner, Kettle! We recognize the need to prepare our counselors to intervene when campers are in emotional distress. To that end, we brought Kettle, who is currently a certified Mental, Emotional, and Social Health First Aid Instructor, back to camp to train our counselors, so that they could better respond to children who need emotional help at camp. Kettle was able to use the training and her experience at camp to make the training very practical for our counselors. She was also able, outside of her training, to speak with staff about what she did that was effective when she was a counselor at GAC. You can read more about Kettle here, or listen to her on the GAC POG-Cast here. Here's more information about Mental Health First Aid.