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YOUTH Mental Health First Aid 3-23-2017
Thu, March 23, 2017, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis. You can help them. You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, family member, student, neighbor, or member of the community — in an emotionalor mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to young people showing signs of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self help care. Anyone can take the 8-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid course, but it is ideally designed for adults who work with young people, ages 12-18 — teachers, coaches, leaders of faith communities, social workers, and other caring citizens.
Please arrive on-time and dressed in preparation for temperature fluctuations that may occur in the training room. Coffee and water will be provided. There will be two fifteen minute breaks offered during the day along with a half hour for lunch. Lunch will not be provided. You are welcome to leave the facility for lunch. Please feel free to bring any food items you may require during the training.
CERTIFICATIONS & CONTINUING EDUCATION:
Participants that complete the full 8 hours of YOUTH Mental Health First Aid training will secure a three-year certification. Any time missed beyond 15 minutes must be made up at a future training date in order to complete the training and receive certification.
Certified Chemical Dependency and Prevention Specialists can receive 8 hours of continuing education for completing the full 8 hours of YOUTH Mental Health First Aid. For Chemical Dependency Professionals, the training meets the following Subject Content Area Classifications: C1 (1 hr.); C2 (2.5 hrs.); C4 (2.5 hrs.); C6 (0.5 hrs.) nd C7 (1.5 hrs.) For Prevention Professionals, the training meets P2 (8 hrs.).