Mental Health First Aid
October 5 | 8am-5pm | UUCT
More than 2 million people in the U.S. have been certified in Mental Health First Aid. This 8-hour interactive course will teach you how to understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.
First Lady Michelle Obama, after taking this course, said "it really gives you the skills you need to identify—and ultimately help—someone in need." Join your UUCT leaders and friends as together we tackle this difficult topic to help those around us on October 5. We will start promptly at 8am in Holland Sanctuary and will be done by 5pm.
Social Justice Council Meeting
October 6 | 12:15pm | Blackwell
The Social Justice Council will have several guest speakers at its
October, 6 (12:15 pm) meeting in the Blackwell Room, who will talk about humanitarian treatmentof prisons/detainees. They will describe their efforts to improve the sometimes appalling treatment of inmates at local detention facilities and prisons.
- State Rep. Pamela Powers-Hannley, a UUCT member and member of the Arizona House's Health and Human Services and other committee, will talk about her growing concerns about treatment of state prisoners.
- A representative of Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA), will talk about its advocacy for ethical and humane treatment of prisoners as part of the organizations mission to advance social, racial and economic justice.
- Elizabeth Smith, Development & Communications Coordinator with Casa Mariposa Visitation Program, will describe her organization's efforts to provide support, friendship and encouragement to immigrants in detention - in hopes of breaking the cycle of isolation.
October 20 | 11:30am
Meet representatives of 20 Tucson nonprofit social justice organizations following services on Oct. 20 in Goddard Hall.
UUCT’s 12 Share the Plate (STP) recipients and other non-profit organizations will provide information about the good works they do in our community. Stop by to get to know them and check out their volunteer opportunities. You might even decide to nominate one or more of these organizations to be a recipient of a Share the Plate collection next year.
To make room for the organizations, many of our round tables and chairs will be positioned on the patio so those enjoying lunch can take advantage of the balmy October weather.