Family of Woodstock Hotline Training
Tuesday September 18 – Saturday November 3, 2018
Family of Woodstock, 39 John St, Kingston

Open to all 16 and over

Are you interested in helping both your local and wider community? Are you that listening ear that friends and loved ones always seem to turn to? Are you interested in using the skills you have and building on your knowledge of helping? Family’s hotline training is just what you’re looking for!

Training covers the core of Family’s phone and texting hotline and walk-in services. Training topics include domestic violence, child abuse, mental health and substance abuse, adolescent issues, suicide, and homelessness. The training is free of charge and oriented towards personal growth. You will learn active, compassionate listening skills and ways to connect with people in need.

Family offers an opportunity to be part of the change you wish to see in the world. Intervention is as simple as answering a phone call or text message at the moment someone reaches out. It is as direct as offering a cup of coffee and a bag of food to someone who is hungry. It takes your skill and the amazing depth of resources Family has gathered over its 48 year history.

All trainings are held at Family in Woodstock at 39 John St, Kingston but qualify volunteers to help at any of our three walk-in centers (Ellenville, New Paltz & Woodstock). We do ask individuals who take the training to commit to volunteering with one of the three hotlines, or another Family program, for a regular weekly 4 hour shift for a minimum of 6 months. For more information call (845) 679-2485 or stop by Family of Woodstock, 16 Rock City Rd, to fill out an application.


Tuesday 9/18………….Listening Skills/Relationship Building
Tuesday 9/25……………History & Naloxone/MHFA
Thursday 9/27…………..MHFA/Trauma Informed Care
Tuesday 10/2……………SafeTALK/Imminent Risk
Thursday 10/4………….CC/Mandated Reporting
Tuesday 10/9……………DV/Ethics, Boundaries and Self Care
Saturday 11/10……………Youth Mental Health First Aid

All trainings will be held at 39 John St, Kingston and are from 9am to 5pm unless otherwise noted.