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. MHFA virtual trainings are best experience on a laptop or personal computer and require the completion of both the 2 hour self-paced webinar AND the 5.5 hour Instructor-Led training session to receive the 3-year national certification.
Devereux, in partnership with Healthy Minds Philly (Philadelphia DBHIDS), will be offering free in-person mental health screenings at the Philly Food Truck Festival. This is a great opportunity to check your mental health. Devereux will have on-site support, resources on mental health and how to stay well along with contact information for mental health resources available in the city of Philadelphia. All proceeds of this year's food truck festival go to funding camp opportunities for children with Autism. Learn more on Facebook.
Storytelling Through Health and Wellness is a training that is facilitated by UrStorytellers and in collaboration withthe City of Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS). This training is one of many training's that has been approved as a required prerequisite for applicants who want to pursue goals of becoming a Certified Peer Specialist. Our goal is to inform the recovery and faith-based communities on how to share their stories in addition to the importance of sharing them in community settings. This 4 hr training is delivered in a power point format, interactive activities also enhance this training. At the conclusion of the training, all participants will receive a certificate of completion.