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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:




T-TESS/T-PESS:
Dimension 1.3: Knowledge of Students, Dimension 3.2: Managing Student Behavior, Dimension 3.3: Classroom Culture, Dimension 4.1: Professional Demeanor and Ethics, Dimension 4.3: Professional Development; Standard 4 - School Culture, Standard 2 - Human Capital

Registration ends at 12:00 AM on Friday, March 06, 2020
Session ID:
1457065
Credits Available:
(8) Clock Hours
(8) CPE
(8) LSW
Recommended Event Titles
Classwide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports: A Guide to Proactive Classroom Management
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T.E.A.M.S. that Win: Effective Practices for Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners in Preschool
1 session
Contact Person:
Catherine Landry
Registration Fee:
$35.00
Instructor(s):
Catherine Landry, Region 4 ESC

Audience:
Administrators K-12, Campus Staff, District Administrators, District Staff, Teachers K-12
Date Time Location
3/6/2020 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Region 4 ESC McKinney Conference Center - MCC 204
7200 Northwest 100 Drive, Houston, 77092



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