Youth Mental Health First Aid: Virtual Session
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.
Why Youth Mental Health First Aid?
Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders in youth. This training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to children and adolescents (ages 6-18) 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 illness in this age group, including Anxiety
- Eating disorders
- Attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD)
- Common signs and symptoms of substance use
- How to interact with a child or adolescent in crisis
- How to connect the person with help
- Expanded content on trauma, addiction and self-care and the impact of social media and bullying
Participants must complete 2 hours of pre-work using a computer with an internet connection prior to the live session. After this pre-work is complete, participants will be able to attend the live training on Zoom from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on the date you enrolled for.
To learn more about Mental Health First Aid, visit www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org