THIS CLASS HAS BEEN POSTPONED….NEW DATES COMING SOON
Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to adolescents (ages 12-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.
WHO SHOULD TAKE IT
- School staff
- Camp counselors
- Youth group leaders
- People who work with youth
WHAT IT COVERS
- Common signs and symptoms of mental illnesses in this age group, including:
- Eating disorders
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Common signs and symptoms of substance use.
- How to interact with an adolescent in crisis.
- How to connect the adolescent with help.
The course will teach you how to apply the ALGEE action plan:
- Assess for risk of suicide or harm
- Listen non-judgmentally
- Give reassurance and information
- Encourage appropriate professional help
- Encourage self-help and other support strategies
WHERE WILL THIS BE HELD
This course will be held at the Springfield Relief Nursery (Robin Jaqua Child and Family Center) at 850 S 42nd St, Springfield, OR
Training will be from 8:30 am-5:30pm and will have light breakfast & lunch provided.