Youth Mental Health First Aid

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Youth Mental Health First Aid

June 18, 2021 @ 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Youth Mental Health First Aid

June 18, 2021

Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Cost: Free

Instructors:  Marion Jacobs and Robin Hoffman

Breaks: 1 Hour Lunch Break

Location: Rockwell Room – Variety Club Building 2309 C St. SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

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.

To receive credit for the course, attendees must participate in the entire session. Contact Jenn Hodgden with any questions at


June 18, 2021
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Tanager Place – Variety Club Center
2309 C St SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States


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