Approved for 8 OASAS credits
Attendees that fulfill the eight hour course will be certified “Mental Health First Aiders” and will be given a certificate of completion.
Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.
You'll learn a five-step action plan designed to help you spot signs of depression, eating disorders, psychosis, substance abuse and anxiety; provide emergency assistance; and link to professional services.
This course is designed for adults who regularly interact with adolescents (teachers, school staff, coaches, youth group leader, parents, hospital staff, faith communities, law enforcement). The core Mental Health First Aid has been successfully offered to more than 100,000 people across the USA.
Join us to learn more about the most common myths and facts about mental illness and violence. Mental Health First Aid can be an important early intervention strategy for individuals experiencing the signs and symptoms of mental illness. To learn more about the training, please go to www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org.
This YMHFA training is being offered with support from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Long Island Chapter.
Presenter: Debbie Caputo
Registration Fee: $10.00 this includes all materials, breakfast and lunch.
Time & Date: Friday, March 17, 2017: 9AM-6:15PM
Registration opens 8:30AM
This training will begin at 9AM sharp. NO LATE ENTRY.
For further questions, please contact Yvonne at email@example.com or call (516) 489-2322 x. 1257