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**CANCELLED** Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

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Registration Closed.
Agency: CESA 5
Agency Contact: Rick Raatz
Agency Assistant: Julie Beckwith 608-745-5472
Location: CESA 5
626 E. Slifer St
Portage, WI 53901
Facility: Pine View Room
Date/Time:
7/24/2019 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:
$150 CESA 5 Safe & Healthy Schools Members
$200 non-members

**Click here for membership listings.**

Cancellation Policy: Registered participants will receive a full refund if they cancel before 10 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 10 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 canceled due to weather conditions.