Youth Mental Health First Aid

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Youth Mental Health First Aid

November 20, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM


Youth Mental Health First Aid

Presenter: Marion Jacobs and Ashley Deason

Breaks: Short breaks will be factored in to the afternoon schedule.

Location: Virtual- PLEASE NOTE: A portion of this coursework, approximately 2 hours must be completed prior to the virtual training on 11/20/20.

Who should attend? Parents, social workers, mental health authorities, educators, administrators, substance abuse professionals, coaches, law enforcement, daycare providers, etc.

November 20, 2020

1:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Cost: FREE

If you saw someone choking, chances are you would know exactly what to do. If you saw someone having a panic attack, chances are you wouldn’t know what to do.

There is a real health crisis for our kids, one in five children have a diagnosable mental health challenge that can be helped with professional intervention and treatment. Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is an 8-hour training class designed to equip teachers, nurses, coaches, parents, etc. on how to recognize signs and respond appropriately to a child experiencing a mental health crisis.

YMHFA introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for helping young people in crisis and non-crisis situations.

Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance abuse, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including ADHD), and eating disorders.


November 20, 2020
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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