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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

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Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Join the movement in Santa Barbara County to strengthen our community. Because we can all be more aware and more informed.

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*THIS IS FOR PARENTS & FACULTY OF BISHOP. REGISTRATION WILL OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY AFTER DEC 6th.**

DATE: JAN 11 - 8:00AM-4:30PM

LOCATION: BISHOP GARCIA DIEGO HIGH SCHOOL, 4000 La Colina Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis.

Learn the importance of early intervention. Learn the risk factors and warning signs for mental health and substance use concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and how to connect youth to appropriate care.

WHO SHOULD TAKE youth MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID?

  • Parents
  • Teachers & School Staff
  • Coaches
  • Social Workers
  • Faith Leaders
  • Camp counselors
  • Youth group leaders
  • People who work with youth
  • Mental Health Professionals

8 hour course is taught by certified instructors.

Participants receive a 3 year certification upon completion.

Course provides an opportunity to practice — through role plays, scenarios, and activities — makes it easier to apply these skills in a real-life situation.

An overview of local mental health resources, support groups, and other help are provided.

A resource manual is provided and packed with information on all topics covered in the course

Mental Health First Aiders learn a single "ALGEE" 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations.

Learn more about the Youth Mental Health First Aid certification training

Sponsored by... Family Service Agency, Mental Wellness Center, YouthWell Coalition, SAMHSA

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