Youth Mental Health First Aid
Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, 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 ADD/ADHD), and eating disorders.
Administrators, counselors, social workers, LSSPs, School Resource Officers, Community Emergency Responders, parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, all other school staff, peers, neighbors, health & human services workers, and other caring citizens
Applicable Federal and State Laws
Child Development, Research, How Children Learn
Culturally Responsive Teaching
Diversity and Special Needs Populations
Instruction for Students with Diverse Needs
Other Professional Development
School Crisis Management
Youth Violence and Substance Abuse
Workshop Fee will be charged to those who fail to show for a workshop.
To avoid the charge, Staff Development contacts for this workshop must be notified in writing at least 3 business days prior to workshop date.
Cancellation must include name, workshop # and email address.