Youth Mental Health First Aid
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 239-343-5803.