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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
October 16, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
The 8 hour training will be split into two 4-hour sessions on Tuesday October 16 from 5-9pm and Thursday October 18 from 5-9pm.
Attendance at both evening sessions is required.
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, 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, but youth (ages 12-18) are also welcome to attend. 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. By equipping adults with the skills needed assist youth experiencing mental illness, Youth Mental Health First Aid seeks to reduce the stigma associated with seeking mental health support.
This FREE training is provided by MPUSD trainers Donnie Everett and Aaron Wood.
The 8 hour training will be split into two 4-hour sessions on Tuesday October 16 from 5-9pm and Thursday October 18 from 5-9pm. Attendance at both evening sessions is required.
Participants who complete the 8 hour training will receive a Youth Mental Health First Aid manual and certificate.