The Jordan Porco Foundation offers 2 unique programs designed for high school and middle school aged youth, that can be offered in a variety of school and community settings and be bundled together at a lower cost.
4 What’s Next
4 What’s Next is a primary prevention program that builds psychological resiliency in students by giving them the tools to handle stress now and in the future.
Using the 4 What’s Next Framework, students learn how to effectively cope with distress by “reaching in” and utilizing independent coping strategies, “reaching out” by seeking and accepting help outside of themselves, or a combination of the two. This process is then followed by an assessment of how well their chosen coping methods are working and encourages them to reevaluate if needed.
The program consists of 3 to 5 thirty-minute modules, conducted by a facilitator utilizing electronic and downloadable materials and training provided by the Jordan Porco Foundation. Learn more at 4whatsnext.org.
Check In, modeled after JPF’s signature program for colleges, is a fresh solution for mental health awareness – an uplifting mental health promotion program for all ages that creates an approachable atmosphere that fosters dialogue about mental health.
Check In incorporates 3 essential components:
- Interactive, Peer-Run Coping and Wellness Booths
- Community and/or Internal Resource Booths
To accommodate a variety of implementation settings and limitations, two methods for implementation allow for a flexible and customized experience. Learn more at freshcheckday.com/checkin.
Make It a Bundle!
Check In is a great anchor event to build a foundation for wellbeing and mental health awareness, while 4 What’s Next sustains this messaging through deeper exploration of resiliency skills. Contact Us for more information on how to take advantage of bundled program savings.