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Youth Mental Health First Aid - Anoka
Sat, May 20, 2017, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Youth Mental Health First Aid is a public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and most importantly – teaches individuals how to help a youth in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses case studies and personal stories to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.
WHAT WILL PARTICIPANTS LEARN? The course introduces mental health challenges common among 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.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THE COURSE? The course is designed for adults who regularly interact with adolescents. Anyone who regularly works or interacts with youth – teachers, coaches, mentors, juvenile justice professionals – may find the course content useful. The core Mental Health First Aid course has been successfully offered to a variety of audiences including hospital staff, employers and business leaders, faith communities, law enforcement, and the general public.
NOTE: Youth Mental Health First Aid is not specifically designed for parents of youth with mental health challenges. Although parents & families may find the course content useful, the course provides a basic level of information and guidance. Similarly, this course is not intended for mental health providers. Just like a paramedic would not take CPR, a psychologist would not take Mental Health First Aid.
Each participant will receive a Youth Mental Health First Aid manual to keep. Certificates will be provided and attendees may use these to apply for CEUs. Information regarding curriculum can be found at www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org.
Participants MUST attend the full 8 hour course to receive a certificate.
If you need to cancel your registration for any reason, you must notify us immediately to ensure a replacement can be contacted from our waitlist.
Lunch will not be provided so please plan to bring your own bag lunch.
NAMI Minnesota Cancellation Policy
NAMI Minnesota thanks you for registering to attend one of our classes. We understand that unforeseen situations arise and you may need to cancel your registration. If you are unable to attend, a substitute individual is welcome to attend in your place, but NAMI Minnesota must be notified in writing (e-mail is acceptable) with the name and contact information for the person who will be attending. NAMI Minnesota reserves the right to cancel any event, conference or class due to weather or unforeseen circumstances. If there is a cancellation, participants will be notified by telephone and/or email as soon as possible. We will make reasonable efforts to reschedule.