Youth Mental Health First Aid Courses for Adults

November 13, 2021 @ 8:30AM — November 19, 2021 @ 2:30PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

This course is being offered on two different dates: November 13th and November 19th. Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) teaches adults how to help an adolescent (age 12-24) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Learn how to provide initial support and connect the young person to appropriate care. It's CPR for mental health! For more information about YMHFA, visit: https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/population-focused-modules/youth/

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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 12-24) 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.

There is a $25 fee to cover course materials. This fee should not be a barrier to participation: contact us if you need assistance.