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Youth Mental Health First Aid

September 21, 2021

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders in youth. This 6-hour training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to children and adolescents (ages 6-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care. This class covers common signs and symptoms of mental illness in this age group, including Anxiety, Depression, Eating disorders, Attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), as well as, common signs and symptoms of substance use, how to interact with a child or adolescent in crisis, how to connect the person with help and NEW: Expanded content on trauma, addiction and self-care and the impact of social media and bullying. 

Participants must complete a 2-hour self-study portion prior to attending the live virtual session. The registration Deadline for this class date is September 7th.

For questions or concerns, please contact Lorena Rodriguez at lorena.rodriguez@leehealth.org or 239-343-5803.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021
9:00 am - 3:00 pm




Lorena Rodriguez
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Founded in 2016, Kids’ Minds Matter is a unified movement in Southwest Florida dedicated to advancing pediatric mental and behavioral health services. By developing clinical pathways to screen and treat patients, enhancing public awareness through education, and lobbying for systemic change and sustainable funding, Kids’ Minds Matter aims to align mental health providers, local agencies, the judicial system, law enforcement, schools and faith-based organizations. Kids’ Minds Matter is managed through the Lee Health Foundation.

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