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