Canceled-Mental Health First Aid Training Florence

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Agency: CESA 8
Agency Contact: Deb Wall
Agency Assistant: Julie Philipps (920) 855-2114 Ext. 249
Location: Florence National Resource & Wild Rivers
5628 Forestry Drive
Florence, WI 54121
Facility: Interpretive Center - Conference Room
9/11/2018 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

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. 


Who should take a 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, 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.


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.



*Attendance for the full duration (8 hours) is required. 


DIETARY ACCOMMODATIONS: Due to varied dietary restrictions, CESA 8 cannot guarantee that all special dietary accommodations can be met. CESA 8 makes every effort to accommodate basic dietary restrictions with advance notice, but please plan accordingly. CANCELLATION POLICY: Any registration cancellation must be received 7 days prior to the scheduled date to receive a refund or avoid invoicing. CESA 8 will only provide full refund of registration fees depending on individual circumstances. Refunds depend upon the ability of CESA 8 to cancel any financial obligations created by the registration such as meals, materials, etc. Registered participants not in attendance on the day of the session will be charged the full registration fee. CESA 8 reserves the right to cancel any session due to insufficient enrollment or inclement weather. Participants will be notified via email through if a cancellation occurs. Please make sure all of your contact information is correct in