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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

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Agency: CESA 5
Agency Contact: Rick Raatz
Agency Assistant: Rachelle Bacon 6087455478
Location: CESA 5
626 E Slifer Street
Portage, WI 53901
Facility: Pineview
Date/Time:
12/4/2018 08:30 AM - 04:00 PM

Youth Mental Health First Aid is a public education program focused on equipping adults who work with youth who may be experiencing a mental health challenge or in a crisis. Similar to traditional First Aid and CPR, Youth Mental Health First Aid is providing help to a youth with a mental health problem or a youth experiencing a crisis until professional treatment is obtained or until the crisis is resolved.

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 do not learn to diagnose, nor how to provide any therapy or counseling.

Participants learn a core five-step action plan to support an adolescent developing signs and symptoms of mental illness or in an emotional crisis:

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm
  • Listen nonjudgmentally
  • Give reassurance and information
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies

Registration fee:
Includes textbook, continental breakfast and lunch
$150 CESA 5 Safe & Healthy Schools Members
$200 non-members

This training will be repeated on 3/21/19.

Cancellation Policy: Registered participants will receive a full refund if they cancel prior to 3 working days before an event, minus any material costs that have already been incurred. Because of our commitment to the trainer and the food vendor, participants who cancel less than 3 working days or do not attend, will be billed the full fee. CESA 5 reserves the right to cancel any event. Registered participants will be notified via email if a cancellation occurs and will receive a full refund. Inclement weather policy: Every effort will be made to hold an event. CESA 5 will notify participants via email as soon as possible if an event has been cancelled due to weather conditions.