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Youth Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate professional, peer, social, and on self-help care. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses such as but not limited to: anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia.

Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

Like CPR, Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person in crisis and connect the person with help. First Aiders do not take on the role of professionals — they do not diagnose or provide any counseling or therapy. Instead, the program offers concrete tools and answers key questions, like “what do I do?” and “where can someone find help?” Certified Mental Health First Aid instructors provide a list of community healthcare providers and national resources, support groups, and online tools for mental health.


Important Session Information:

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a certificate from Mental Health First Aid USA. 

T-TESS/T-PESS:
Dimension 3.1: Classroom Environment, Routines and Procedures, Dimension 3.2: Managing Student Behavior, Dimension 3.3: Classroom Culture, Dimension 4.4: School Community Involvement; Standard 2 - Human Capital, Standard 4 - School Culture

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Session ID:
296463
Credits Available:
(8) SD or CPE
Fee:
$75.00
Title IV, Part A - Healthy and Safe School Environment - $0.00
Contact Person:
Mark Ybarra
Instructor(s):
Mark Ybarra
Audience:
Administrators, Behavior Specialists, Central Office Administrators, Counselors, Paraprofessionals-Instructional, Principals/Asst. Principals, School Board Members, School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) Members, School Safety Personnel, Teachers, All Levels
Date Time Location
11/13/2017 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Region 6 ESC




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