Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Posted: May 13, 2021
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.
This virtual course will take place Tuesday, June 8 and Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Attendance is required on both dates as well as online coursework prior to June 8 for certification.
The training 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.
Registration is required. Deadline to register is Friday, May 28, 2021.