Prairie View Receives Grant for Youth Mental Health First Aid Training at Goessel USD 411

April 13, 2020

NEWTON, Kan. (April 13, 2020) – Prairie View is pleased to announce that it has received a $500 grant from the Goessel Community Impact Fund of the Goessel Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Central Kansas Community Foundation. Funds will be used to provide Youth Mental Health First Aid training to Goessel USD 411 teachers and staff who work directly with students. 

“Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Youth Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis,” says Eric Schrag, director of advancement for Prairie View.

In the Youth Mental Health First Aid course, teachers will learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.

“We are excited to be partnering with Prairie View on this venture,” says John Fast, Goessel USD 411 superintendent. “Our interest at Goessel USD 411 is to better serve the social and emotional needs of our students, and this partnership is an exciting venture to benefit our students.”  

The Goessel Community Impact Fund supports charitable projects/programs that benefit those in the Goessel community.

Goessel Community Foundation was founded in 2010 by a group of dedicated Goessel citizens to assist in providing resources for a broad range of existing and future charitable needs in the Goessel, Kansas area. The mission of the Goessel Community Foundation is to enhance the quality of educational, cultural, civic and economic life in Goessel both today and in the future by: enabling donors to fulfill their charitable interests; building a permanent endowment; facilitating prudent management and care of funds; and meeting community needs through grants, awards, and scholarships.

Founded in 1995, Central Kansas Community Foundation mission is “Building Stronger Communities Through Charitable Giving.” Our vision is being the leader in philanthropy in the communities we serve, connecting donors with meaningful programs and causes, strengthening charitable organizations, providing leadership on local and regional issues, and building permanent community resources. Visit

Prairie View, a faith-based behavioral health services provider, offers treatment and psychiatric services for all ages as well as consultations for businesses and organizations. In addition to our main campus in Newton with outpatient offices, psychiatric hospital and residential treatment for adolescents, Prairie View serves clients in Hillsboro, McPherson and at two locations in Wichita. To support Prairie View’s mission to transform lives, call 800-992-6292 or visit