(Tomahawk) Youth Mental Health First Aid

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Registration Closed.
Agency: CESA 4
Agency Assistant: Mary Devine (608) 786-4800
Location: CESA #9
304 Kaphaem Road
Tomahawk, WI 54487
Facility: CESA #9
3/14/2017 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM Registration 7:30 am-8:00 am

(Tomahawk) Youth Mental Health First Aid

Registration 7:30 am-8:00 am; Workshop 8:00 am-4:00 pm

March 14, 2017

304 Kaphaem Road
Tomahawk, WI 54487

Contact: Lynn Verage, CESA #9
(715) 453-2141 Ext. 228

What is Youth Mental Health First Aid?
Youth Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based training course designed to give members of the public key skills to help an adolescent who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The 8-hour course covers a range of common disorders and potential crises such as helping a young person who is having a panic attack, contemplating suicide or struggling with substance abuse. Read more on:

Who should take a Youth Mental Health First Aid course?
This course is designed for adults who work with or are around youth ages 12-18 on a regular basis including (but not limited to): teachers, coaches, juvenile probation officers, youth program and school staff, clergy, parents, health and human service providers and more. Training is for individuals who do not have any background as a mental health professional.

OBJECTIVES—Participants will learn:

  • To understand the prevalence of various mental health disorders impacting youth and the need for reduced stigma in communities
  • To recognize the warning signs of mental health problems that may impact youth
  • To understand the risk and protective factors that can impact a youth’s mental health and resiliency
  • To apply a five-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources, and knowledge to assess the situation; to select and implement appropriate interventions; and to help the youth in crisis connect with appropriate, evidence-based treatment and supports
  • To identify and access the community resources available to support youth and their families


  • Lynn Verage, CESA #9
  • Carol Zabel, CESA #10

Maximum: 30 Participants

Cost: $75 per person (Lunch and refreshments and participant manual included)

Payable to:  CESA #4
Send Payment to:
CESA #4  ATTN: Mary Devine
923 East Garland Street,
West Salem, WI  54669

PLEASE include and clearly define: Participant name, exact name of workshop, and date, with all checks or purchase
orders. Thank you!


Registration Questions:
Mary Devine (608) 786-4800;

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.