Youth Mental Health First Aid
Learn how to help children & adolescents who are struggling.
Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an 8-hour course designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help a child or adolescent 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. Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack — even if you have no clinical training — MHFA helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health related crisis.
Date & Time
June 11, 2015
8:00AM - 4:30PM