Youth Mental Health First Aid

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Youth Mental Health First Aid

October 8

Youth Mental Health First Aid

October 8th, 2021

Time: TBD

Instructors: Ashley Deason & Marion Jacobs

Breaks: 1 Hour Lunch Break

Location: TBD

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

PLEASE NOTE: A portion of this coursework (approximately 2 hours) must be completed prior to the training.

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


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Jenn Hodgden
319-365-9165 ext. 470