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Youth mental Health Training

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Youth mental Health Training


Parents and staff who work with teens ages 12-18 are encouraged to attend a free Youth Mental Health First Aid training. This training is designed to help adults recognize mental health issues and know how to intervene.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided - if you have any dietary restrictions please let Kim Boyd know at a2JveWQgfCBkNDkgISBvcmc=

Please arrive no later than 7:45 for breakfast so that the class is able to start on time.

YMHFA 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.

Participants must attend the entire class in order to receive certification.


Staff can enroll via Aha! Network:

Saturday Sept. 28* - bit.ly/2kuKaBV
Tuesday Oct. 8* - bit.ly/2krdHw7
Monday (fall break) Oct. 14* - bit.ly/2m4QoZo
Saturday Nov. 9 - Contact Kim Boyd
Tuesday Nov. 19 - Contact Kim Boyd

*Community members enroll by contacting:

Kim L. Boyd
Community Care
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