Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid is a public education program focused on equipping adults who work with youth (ages 12 - 18) who may be experiencing a mental health challenge or in a crisis.  The course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder.  Training meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 684 W. Jackson Trail, Jackson MO from 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. FREE to the first 20 respondents.  Lunch is on your own.  Snow date March 2, 2016.  Register by calling 573-243-3581 no later than February 19, 2016.  Additional information:


MU Extension's Health Insurance Education Initiative

Health Insurance Education Initiative (PDF)

Grandparent Support Group

The Grandparent Support Group, for grandparents raising children, meets monthly at the Cape Girardeau County Extension Center, 684 W. Jackson Trail, in Jackson.  Upcoming dates are  March 9, April 6 and May 4, 2016 

Call Mary Gosche, Human Development Specialist, for more information 573-243-3581


Business development classes offered

For a schedule of upcoming classes in surrounding counties, contact Richard Proffer, business specialist at 573-243-3581. Other methods to reach Richard: on Twitter:;  his Blogspot is and on facebook at: