Our Mission is to promote an Increased Understanding and Awareness about Mental Health Issues in Children, Adolescents & Adults.
The Four Winds Foundation is a non-profit, community-minded organization whose mission is to promote an increased understanding and awareness about mental health issues in children, adolescents and adults. The Foundation provides training opportunities and educational seminars to the community-at-large and to specific-needs groups including government agencies and schools.
In conjunction with the New York State Education Department, the Four Winds Foundation provides training twice each year in: The Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment. This comprehensive class is required of all licensed professionals involved in reporting child abuse and neglect including, but not limited to, Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Creative Arts Therapists, Psychoanalysts, Licensed Social Workers, Physicians, Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Chiropractors, Psychologists, RNs, School Administrators, Teachers, etc. A State Education Certificate of Completion is given at the end of each class.
What motivates us?
A man was walking down the beach one day. Just ahead of him was a little boy picking up each starfish that was stranded on the beach and throwing it back into the ocean. The man said, "Why are you doing that?" and the boy answered, "The starfish cannot live in the hot sun, they need to be back in the water." "My goodness," said the man, "look in front of you, the beach is littered with starfish, you couldn't possibly help them all. So why do you bother? What does it matter?" The boy looked at the man as he threw the starfish that he'd cradled gently in his hand back in to the water and said, "It matters to this one."
The C.A.P.E.S Program is a training and consultation support initiative that was designed to better meet the mental health needs of pediatric patients in our community. This unique program began in May of 2007, and C.A.P.E.S now serves as the Region 2 service provider for the New York State Office of Mental Health’s Project TEACH initiative.
By participating in the C.A.P.E.S. Program, PCPs receive access to:
• Child and adolescent psychiatry-based core training programs.
• Telephone consultation time with a child and adolescent psychiatrist.
• Access to evaluation services with a child and adolescent psychiatrist.
• Referral assistance to outpatient therapy services in your community.
• Participation is free of charge and includes CME credits
For more information about our program, Project TEACH, or to access any of our services, contact us at 1-844-892-5070
or visit us online at www.CAPESProgram.org.