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Youth Mental Health First Aid
August 10, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pmFree
Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.
There are 2 hours of pre-work required for this course. The pre-work is done on your own time, and will be emailed to you. If pre-work is not completed by August 3 at midnight, participant may be notified and removed from course due to waiting list.