Youth Mental Health First Aid

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Youth Mental Health First Aid

July 11, 2019 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Youth Mental Health First Aid

July 11, 2019
8:00am - 5:00pm

Who should attend:
Parents, Social Workers, Mental Health Authorities, Educators, Administrators, Substance Abuse Professionals, Coaches, Law Enforcement, Daycare Providers and more

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 the signs and also 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 how to help young people in both 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.


July 11, 2019
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Tanager Place Estle Center
1030 5th Ave. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 United States
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