Youth Mental Health First Aid
THIS IS 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:
- Assess for risk or suicide or harm
- Listen non-judgmentally
- Give reassurance and information
- Encourage appropriate help
- 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.