Youth Mental Health First Aid Class: Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

$49.00

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.

Training will be from 8:30 am-5:30pm and will have light breakfast & lunch provided.

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Description

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

  • Teachers
  • School staff
  • Coaches
  • Camp counselors
  • Youth group leaders
  • Parents
  • People who work with youth

WHAT IT COVERS

  • Common signs and symptoms of mental illnesses in this age group, including:
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • 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.

Additional information

Date:

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Location:

Springfield Relief Nursery (Robin Jaqua Child and Family Center) at 850 S 42nd St, Springfield, OR

Time:

8:30 am-5:30pm

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