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Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training course designed to give members of the public key skills to help an adolescent who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.  The 8-hour course covers a range of common disorders and potential crises such as helping a young person who is having a panic attack, is contemplating suicide or is struggling with substance abuse.  Youth Mental Health First Aid certification teaches participants to: Recognize the potential risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including: depression, anxiety, psychosis, eating disorders, ADHD, disruptive behavioral disorders, and substance use disorders; Use a 5-step action plan to help a young person in crisis connect with appropriate professional help; Interpret the prevalence of various mental health disorders in youth within the U.S., and the need for reduced negative attitudes in their communities; and Apply knowledge of the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help a young person.
Important Session Information:

NO COST TO PDC DISTRICTS. Lunch will be provided.

Nursing CNE's will be applied for.

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Session ID:
Credits Available:
(8) Hours
Seats Filled:
24 / 20
Contact Person:
Cheryl Ziegler
Miranda Curbow
Tabitha Fondren
Audiences:  PreK-12, Staff, Asst. Principals, Counselors, ParaProfessionals, Special Ed, Instructional Leaders, School Nurse
Date Time Location
7/18/2018 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Guy Fenter Education Service Cooperative - Guy Fenter ESC Administration - Suite E