Youth Mental Health First Aid Virtual Training

Youth Mental Health First Aid Virtual Training

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Identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among children and adolescents ages 12-18.

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This training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to youth who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to appropriate care.

Learners will complete a 2-hour, self-paced online course, and participate in a 5.5-hours, instructor-led training via video conference.

The course covers:

  • Common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges in this age group, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders and attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD).
  • Common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges.
  • How to interact with a child or adolescent in crisis.
  • How to connect the youth with help.
  • Expanded content on trauma, substance use and self-care and the impact of social media and bullying.

Learn how to respon with the Mental Health First Aid Action Plan (ALGEE ):

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm.
  • Listen nonjudgmentally.
  • Give reassurance and information.
  • Encourage appropriate professional help.
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies.

This training is offered by Safe & Sound Hillsborough in partnership with the Children's Board of Hillsborough County. It is FREE and open to the public thanks to a grant provided by Simply Health Foundation.

Participants must be Hillsborough County residents.

Mental Health First Aid USA is managed, operated, and disseminated by the National Council for Behavioral Health.

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