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15999 W 12 Mile Rd

Southfield, MI 48076

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Michigan Professional Nanny Association and Kadima Services present

Shedding Light: Youth Mental Health First Aid

A National Nanny Training Day Event

Saturday, April 29, 2017

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We are Shedding Light on the pressing mental health needs of America's youth, and we invite you to join us as we build the light into solutions. Your registration fee includes continental breakfast, taco bar lunch, textbook, raffle prizes, excellent training, networking, and more! *PLEASE NOTE* Due to the need to order the appropriate number of textbooks and the shipping time involved, REGISTRATION CLOSES FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2017. Space is limited, so register early! *AGENCIES* Please contact us directly about how you can attend and participate.

Here are the facts:

  • 50% of all mental illness begins by age 14. 75% by age 24.
  • 1 in 5 youth in the U.S. has a mental health issue.
  • The average delay between onset of symptoms and treatment is 8-10 years.
  • Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for children ages 10-24.
  • 13.8% of high school students report having seriously contemplated suicide.
  • Most of them had made a plan.
  • 90% of suicides are attributable to an underlying mental illness.

Youth Mental Health First Aid reviews the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in youth. It emphasizes the importance of early intervention and covers how to help a child in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge.

In this unique, 8 hour course, you will learn:

  • Risk factors and warning signs of mental health challenges in children.
  • Information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, and substance abuse.
  • A 5 step action plan to help a youth developing a mental health concern or who is in crisis.
  • Available evidence-based professional, peer, and self-help resources.

Participants who complete the full day of training will receive a Certificate of Completion and will leave equipped with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to identify and support young people who are struggling, as well as to get them to the professionals who can provide ongoing treatment and support.

National Nanny Training Day is a nationwide effort to provide high quality, low cost training to nannies, as well as to highlight the importance of ongoing education for all childcare providers. Due to the broad reach and deep importance of our subject matter this year, we welcome ALL INTERESTED ADULTS to register and attend. Whether you are a nanny, a daycare provider, a parent, a coach, a teacher, or other professional who regularly works with young people, this training is for you! *Please note* Agency owners and recruiting agents MUST contact us before purchasing tickets to discuss the variou options available to them. Agencies and agents which to do not do so will lose their tickets.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Michigan Professional Nanny Association at

What is the refund policy?

Tickets are non-refundable. You may, however, transfer or gift the ticket to someone else. If you choose to do this, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can make name changes on certificates and name badges.

Did this event used to cost more? How is it less this time?

Yes, in the past tickets for this event have been $40/person. This year, much of the cost is covered by a grant that Kadima Services received to provide this training. The grant covers the facility, the trainer, the textbooks, and a portion of the food per person. The $20 ticket price covers a variety of other event expenses, and those add up. Materials for printing programs, name badges, labels, certificates; the balance for food; bags for goody bags; tickets for the raffle; folders; pens; paper products, and more. Typically the ticket sales have only covered a portion of the cost of putting on the event, and the remainder has been paid out of the personal pockets of the organizers. We do not anticipate any profit from this event. If there is any remaining money from ticket sales, it will be donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

What about parking?

Kadima Services has two parking lots: One behind the building and one directly across the side street on the west side of the building. Both are free and secure.

What should I bring?

Please bring your smile and a willingness to learn. We expect to have agencies present during lunch, so it would be smart to bring copies of your resume/portfolio and/or business cards if you have them. If you have a side business which is NOT nanny related, please feel free to bring cards or flyers for our resource table. Speaking of the resource table, if you have child care or child development related books or resources that you no longer need, bring those for the resource table to share with another nanny. Please do not bring laptops or recording devices. Wifi is not available.

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