Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course 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 use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.
Format- This is a blended course which includes 2 hours of self-paced, online pre-work followed by a 6 hour live, instructor-led training on Zoom.
Time- 9:00am-3:30pm (the course includes a 30-min. lunch break and three 10 min. breaks)
Fee- $40 per person
Registration Info- Participants will register and make payment here.
For more information or to set up a group training, contact Alyssa Bushkie, Director of Operations at 610-378-4710 or [email protected]