Youth Mental Health First Aid®
Youth Mental Health First Aid® is an 8-hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health and substance use problems in youth.
MHFA® builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help adults in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Youth Mental Health First Aid® uses role-playing, simulations and relatable, personal experiences of the instructors to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect youth to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.
This 1-day course will provide you with the tools and materials to utilize the ALGEE action plan to recognize and assist those in a mental health crisis. Those who complete the course will also receive a certificate towards 8-hours of CEUs*.
Participants will receive a course manual and certificate. Information regarding curriculum can be found at www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org. Participants MUST be present for entire curricula to receive certificate.
This workshop is for individuals seeking basic information on mental illnesses and how to help someone in crisis. It is not intended for professionals who have a background in mental health.
A light lunch will be provided.
*Check with your individual licensing authority to confirm availability of continuing education credit.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to participate in the class?
The minimum age requirement for those seeking certification is 18.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the class?
No, we will have your registration listed.
Where do we enter for the class?
The building address is 2424 W. 5th Street. The entrance for the class is on 25th Avenue between 4th & 5th Streets, across from the park.
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