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Youth Mental Health First Aid

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Last Date to Register: 2/26/2018 12:00 AM
Agency: CESA 4
Agency Contact: Jessie Sloan
Agency Assistant: Emily Nelson 6087864832
Location: CESA #4
923 East Garland Street
West Salem, WI 54669
Facility: Discovery Room
Date/Time:
3/5/2018 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM Registration & Refreshments available @ 7:45 am.
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THIS OPPORTUNITY IS FOR ALL EDUCATORS!

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour training course. Attendance for the full duration of the course is required. Electronic devices are not needed for YMHFA. The cost is $175.00 and includes coursebook. 

What will participants learn?

The course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder. Participants will not learn to diagnose, nor how to provide any therapy or counseling - rather, participants learn to support a youth developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis by applying a core five-step action plan: 

  1. Assess for risk or suicide or harm
  2. Listen non-judgmentally
  3. Give reassurance and information
  4. Encourage appropriate help
  5. Encourage self-help and other support strategies

The Youth Mental Health First Aid USA curriculum is primarily focuses on information participants can use to help adolescents and transition-age youth, ages 12-18.

Participant Cancellation Policy: You must contact CESA #4 to cancel attendance one week prior to the scheduled event. CESA #4 will only provide full refund of registration fees depending on individual circumstances. Refunds depend upon the ability of CESA #4 to cancel any financial obligations created by the registration such as meals, materials, etc. CESA #4 reserves the right to cancel any workshop due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by e-mail or phone if a workshop is cancelled. If a participant is a 'no show' the school will be billed for the registration fee, or loss of the 'free' attendance slot.

Weather Conditions: If a workshop has been cancelled due to weather conditions, every effort will be made to reschedule the workshop. If weather conditions are questionable, please call CESA #4 Voice Mail at (608) 786-4800; Toll Free (800) 514-3075. A message will be posted regarding workshop weather cancellations.

Other Helpful Hints: Room temperatures vary from one workshop location to another, so bring a jacket or sweater for maximum comfort.

Accommodations: If you need an accommodation to participate including interpreter services (sign language or other spoken language) please email the workshop contact to set up these services. A two-week notice is appreciated.

CESA #4 IS HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE.