YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID
Thursday, June 12th AND Friday, June 13th
9:00 - 5:00
[participants must attend both days]
In response to growing concerns about the need for mental health services for the individuals and families, the Mental Health Association of NYC is once again pleased to offer this nationally recognized education program to DYCD providers. Youth Mental Health First Aid is intended to teach providers and community members how to respond more effectively to youth who experience a mental health challenge. It is a highly interactive, 8-hour program taught over two days and is designed for participants from all levels of the organization. Anyone in a program who has direct contact with the individuals and families served can benefit. This may include supervisors, case managers, evening/night staff in residential settings, security personnel, peer advocates, consumers and family members, etc. Please note, participants MUST attend both days of the training.
|What is Mental Health First Aid =
Help provided to a person developing a mental health challenge or experiencing
a crisis until appropriate professional or other help is obtained
or the crisis resolves.
- Learn risk factors and warning signs of mental illness and how to assist someone that is in crisis until appropriate help is obtained. Upon completion, participants will have a better understanding of the impact mental illnesses have on a person, their family and communities.
- Learn a 5-step action tool to:
- assess a situation
- select and implement appropriate interventions
- encourage appropriate care for an individual experiencing a mental health challenge as well as connect them to professional care.
- Understand the resources available to help someone with a mental health challenge.
Who should attend?: The training is designed for participants from all levels of the organization. Anyone in a program who has direct contact with the individual and families served can benefit. This may include supervisors, case managers, evening/night staff in residental settings, security personnel, peer advocates, consumers and family members, etc.
**This training is available at no cost only to staff in any DYCD-funded programs.**
*** Mental Health First Aid is delivered by MHA staff that are certified Mental Health First Aid instructors who completed a 5-day training and met other certification requirements. More information about the program can be found at www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org ***
When & Where
Mental Health Association of New York City
Mental Health Association of New York City (MHA-NYC) is a nonprofit organization that addresses mental health needs in New York City and across the nation. It is a local organization with national impact and has a three-part mission of services, advocacy and education.
MHA-NYC identifies unmet needs and develops culturally sensitive programs to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness while promoting the importance of mental health.