Program Overview

Participants in the Heritage Ambassador™ Training program will complete 15 hours of education in order to become a Heritage Youth Connection™ program facilitator. Topics include:

Black Mental Health

Racial Trauma

Suicide & Black Youth

Implicit Bias & Black Mental Health

Play Therapy with Black Youth

Black Youth Mental Health Resources

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What's Included?

Upon completion of the Heritage Ambassadors™ Training Program, graduates will receive:

  • 2 hours of group supervision

  • A hardcopy of the Heritage Ambassadors™ Facilitator Guide

  • Heritage Youth Connection™ program supplemental worksheets

  • Informed consent forms

  • Heritage Youth Connection™ graduate certificate

  • Heritage Youth Ambassador™ application

  • Assessment summary forms

  • Program assessment tools

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Heritage Youth Connection™

Learn what it means to become a Heritage Ambassador™.

Heritage Ambassadors™ play an integral role in supporting positive mental health for Black youth and families in their communities. Black youth suffer from high rates of race-based stress that, if left untreated, develops into racial trauma - a condition researchers have linked anxiety, depression, isolation, and suicidal behavior. BMH Connect™ seeks to address these issues through play-based interventions that inspire real conversations around race-based issues affecting Black youth today. Your decision to become a Heritage Ambassador™ is an important first step to help Black youth heal from racial trauma and reclaim their childhood.

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Interested in completing the Heritage Youth Connection™ program? Contact us at for more information.

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