Youth Mental Health First Aid

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Youth Mental Health First Aid

July 30, 2021

Youth Mental Health First Aid

July 30th, 2021

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Cost: Free

Instructors: Robin Hoffman & Marion Jacobs

Breaks: 1 Hour Lunch Break

Location: Estle Center Lower Level Training Room

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

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 a training class designed to equip teachers, nurses, coaches, and parents 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.

Pre-class work materials will be sent to attendees prior to the training and must be completed ahead of time. Attendees who do not complete pre-class work materials will not be able to participate. To receive credit for the course, attendees must participate in the entire session. Contact Jenn Hodgden with any questions at


July 30, 2021
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Jenn Hodgden
319-365-9165 ext. 470