When: Monday, August 1, 2022 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM CDT

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United Way St. Croix Valley 
United Way St Croix Valley 

Youth Mental Health First Aid - August 1, 2022- 9:00AM-3:00PM 

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 substance use challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

Youth Mental Health First Aid covers:

  • Common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges in this age group, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders and attention deficit hyperactive disorder
  • Common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges
  • How to interact with a child or adolescent in crisis
  • How to connect the youth with help
  • Expanded content on trauma, substance use, self-care and the impact of social media and bullying

To learn more, visit MentalHealthFirstAid.org

Participants are required to complete 2-hours of self-paced, online pre-work before attending the one-day Instructor Led Zoom sessions.