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SOWEGA-AHEC

Monday, December 19, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EST)

Youth Mental Health First Aid USA Training

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Youth Mental Health First Aid USA

Monday, December 19, 2016

8:00AM - 5:00PM

 

 

What is Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)?
YMHFA is a 8-hour training to give individuals knowledge and tools to recognize mental health issues and provide support, specifically to youth and adolescents. Similar to CPR, this training prepares a person with no clinical training to assist a youth going through a mental health crisis. Participants will learn risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses and addictions as well as the five-step MHFA Action Plan (ALGEE) to assist someone to seek the appropriate professional help and other supports. This interactive course is taught through the use of modeling, group discussions, personal reflection, partner activities, and role-playing.

 

Who Should Attend?
Anyone interested in learning skills to respond to the early signs of mental health crises in youth. This training is intended for those adults who regularly interact with young people, including parents, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, and human service professionals.

 

Who Teaches the Course?
The training is led by Michelle Huskey, MS, RRT-NPS, a Certified Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor through the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare.

 

Why Should YOU Attend?
*Opportunity to expand your knowledge of adolescent development
*Opportunity to learn to recognize mental health crises in youth and provide support
*Opportunity to receive Youth Mental Health First Aid certification that is valid for three years

 

Certification
Participants who complete the entire 8-hour training will receive certification as a Youth Mental Health First Aider. The training is not pre-approved for continuing education credits.

 

Partners
Training is provided by the Southwest Georgia Area Health Education Center (SOWEGA-AHEC) in collaboration with Central Baptist Church, the Southwest Georgia Suicide Prevention Coalition and local NAMI affiliate.

 

Refreshments
Light refreshments will be provided. Lunch will not be provided.

 

For more information about Youth Mental Health First Aid, see http://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/cs/take-a-course/course-types/youth/

Have questions about Youth Mental Health First Aid USA Training? Contact SOWEGA-AHEC

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Central Baptist Church
1618 West 3rd Avenue
Albany, GA 31707

Monday, December 19, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EST)


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A not-for-profit organization providing a well-educated, discipline appropriate health professions workforce for southwest Georgia.


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