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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

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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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DATE: February 4, 8:00AM-4:30PM

LOCATION: Lompoc Unified School District, 1301 North A St, Lompoc, CA 93436

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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