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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training



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. This training is open to any Region 4 school system employee (teacher, administrator, support staff, central office staff,, etc.). 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 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.
  • 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:



Registration for this session has ended
Session ID:
1407363
Credits Available:
(8) CEU
(8) Clock Hours
Seats Available:
23
Contact Person:
Catherine Landry

Instructor(s):
Catherine Landry, Region 4 ESC
Registration Fee:
$0.00
(* No Charge)
Audience:
Administrators K-12, Campus Staff, District Administrators, District Staff, Teachers K-12
Date Time Location
8/10/2018 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Region 4 ESC - MCC 205
7145 West Tidwell, Houston, 77092



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