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ARESC-Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification Course

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, AD/HD, disruptive behavioral disorders, and substance abuse 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 withing the U.S. and the need for reduced negative attitudes in their communities. 
-Apply knowledge of the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help a young person with a mental health problem treat and manage the problem and achieve recovery.
-Assess their own views and feelings about youth mental health problems and disorders. 

Important Session Information:

Nurses must ALSO register on  ar.train.org  session # 1949 to receive CEUs
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Session ID:
Credits Available:
(6) Hours
Seats Filled:
20 / 20
Contact Person:
Michael Walker
Tabitha Fondren
Audiences:  4, 5, 6-12, Staff, Administrators, Counselors, Principals
Date Time Location
2/26/2019 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative - Arkansas River ESC - Literacy Lab