Training is the cornerstone of EIYH.

EIYH Training Includes:

      • CPR and first aid 
      • Administering Medication
      • MANDT
      • Mental Health First Aid
      • Suicide prevention
      • Reasonable and Prudent Parenting
      • Team work
      • Child abuse neglect and abandonment
      • Contraband detection
      • Ethics
      • Documentation
      • Religious and cultural sensitivity
      • Problem solving and communication
      • Self-care skills
      • Food safety

EIYH Staff are trained to understand trauma and its impact on youth. EIYH has an in-house Mandt specialist trained to teach, implement and facilitate the use of The Mandt System in each of our facilities.

The Mandt System® is a relationally based program that uses a continuous learning and development approach to prevent, de-escalate, and if necessary, intervene in behavioral interactions that could become aggressive. The context of all behavior is relational. In human service settings, services are provided and received in the context of staff-to-staff relationships. When these relationships are characterized by words such as dignity, respect, trust, fairness, and integrity, the children, adolescents and adults will feel safer and their behavior will in turn reflect that safety. When service recipients can say that "In this place, and with these people, I feel safe™" they will hopefully be able to heal from the traumatic experiences many children and adolescents in service settings have experienced. The staff-to-staff and the staff-to-service-recipient relationships form the basis upon which children and adolescents will learn how to build and maintain healthy relationships. Children and adolescents will tend do what the staff do, not what they say to do, when relating to each other.