North Dakota Community Foundation (NDCF) granted $3,200 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch to underwrite the cost of sending one Ranch staff to become a certified instructor of Mental Health First Aid.
Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based public education and prevention tool. The training is a groundbreaking 8-hour training program that teaches the skills needed to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance abuse challenges and crises, and to connect those in need with appropriate support and resources. All Ranch employees are required to attend Mental Health First Aid training.
Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a Christian residential treatment and educational center for children and their families. We help the most troubled, complicated and amazing kids by providing best-in-class psychiatric therapy and trauma-informed care, where we look kids in the eye, walk with them, and help them become their best selves. In addition to Residential Treatment Facilities in Fargo, Bismarck, and Minot, the Ranch provides Outpatient Psychiatric and Psychological Services, and Spiritual Life Programs. Our on-campus school, Dakota Memorial School (DMS), provides a personalized education for kids who have psychiatric, behavioral and trauma issues.
Established in 1976, the North Dakota Community Foundation is a public, non-profit tax-exempt corporation which receives and distributes charitable funds to support a wide range of programs which benefit North Dakotans. NDCF currently manages over $83 million in over 700 charitable funds for various North Dakota communities and donors, including 65 community foundations and over 150 scholarship funds. It has made over $72 million in grants to projects and programs in North Dakota since its inception.
For more information contact:
Tammy Noteboom, Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, Fargo, 701-551-6807