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Youth Mental Health First Aid @ Merakey
August 14 @ 8:30 am - August 15 @ 1:00 pm
Learn the warning signs and how YOU can help! 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 youth who are experiencing mental health or addiction challenges or crises. 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.
Training Dates and Times: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 and Thursday, August 15, 2019 (both days 8:30am – 1:00pm)
**This is a 2-day session. Attendance is required on both days to receive full 3 year national certification.