Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health, addictions challenge or is in crisis.
The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.
Training consists of 2-days, 4-hours each day with a half hour lunch break
Space is limited to 6 participants and all CDC COVID-19 guidance for indoor activities will be adhered to
For more information or to register, please call Carissa at (518) 521-3507 or by e-mailing [email protected]