Z-Cares Programs

Building Awareness:  Z-Cares Training

The Z-Cares Foundation is certified to train in Youth Mental Health First Aid.  The training is designed to train adults to support the youth of the community and provide the skills to recognize mental health disorders and develop an action plan to help youth at or approaching crisis.

Let’s Talk About It:  Z-Cares Screenings

The Z-Cares Foundation has partnered with IndieFlix to provide screenings of the documentary Angst and moderate meaningful conversations following the film.  To accompany the film, Z-Cares has developed, with the support of Angst, companion discussion guides for audience members.

All programs include the ability of Z-Cares Foundation to issue pre and post program surveys to assess shift in perceptions around mental health.  Within an agreed timeframe following program delivery, Z-Cares will reach out to program participants to gauge the impact of program delivery.

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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training


Mental Health First Aid® is an 8­-hour national certification course that is designed to teach the skills to recognize the signs of a mental health or substance use disorder crisis, identify community resources, and link individuals in need of treatment and support to the proper resources. An in-person skills ­based course, Mental Health First Aid® teaches participants a 5­-step action plan that can be used to help those in need. 

Z-Cares Trainers, certified by the National Council for Behavioral Health, will provide training to community adults to create better awareness and strategies around supporting youth mental health.

'It's CPR for Mental Health!'

Z-Cares Screenings of Angst


Z-Cares Foundation, in partnership with IndieFlix Foundation hosts screenings of the documentary Angst.   Angst is an IndieFlix Original, documentary designed to raise awareness around anxiety.  The film includes interviews with kids, teens, educators, experts, parents and a very special interview with Michael Phelps.

Film Accompany Material

Z-Cares Foundation discussion guides are designed to bring meaningful conversation into the youth organization, home and peer to peer interactions.  These guides are perfect accompany tools for screenings of Angst.

Home Discussion Guides

Guided topics of discussion for Angst audience participants designed for parents / guardians and teens to conduct meaningful conversations at home.

Leader & Peer Driven Discussion Guides

A series of guided discussions starting with Youth discussions lead by adult leaders and including peer to peer discussions designed for each youth to build 'My Action Plan' (MAP).  All discussions based on guided topics based on topics from Angst

Community Discussion Guides

Guided conversation led by youth organization staff with community members in a coffee talk format to follow up on program activities and discuss how the community can better support the youth.