Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, camp professionals, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people.
The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders. Click here for more information on the on course.
At the end of the 6 hour course, you will have a certification in Youth Mental Health First Aid that lasts 3 years.
Note: Completion of 2 hours of pre-course work (done on your own) is mandatory. The in person virtual portion will last 6 hours (including some breaks) and is completed via zoom on the date listed below.
Class Details (all times central):
March 21, 2023 – 8:30-3:00pm
Book Ordering (Optional)
If you would like a copy of the book for your facility or personal use, order below. Cost is $17 for the book and $8.50 for shipping. If you want multiple books sent to the same location, Email Alli to adjust shipping prices.