Mental Health First Aid for Youth
Tuesday September 26, 2023 - 11:59 PM - PaTTAN - Online Course
Tuesday October 10, 2023 - 4:00 PM - PaTTAN - Online Course
Thursday October 12, 2023 8:30 AM - 2:45 PM - Webinar
Mental Health First Aid for Youth is designed to teach school staff, teachers, health and human services workers how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. 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.
Participants will be able to:
- Recognize the potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems including: depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis and psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury.
- Use a 5-step action plan to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional help.
- Interpret the prevalence of various mental health disorders in 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 someone with a mental health problem treat and manage the problem and achieve recovery.
Teachers, Administrators, Counselors, Psychologists, Social Workers
Location: PaTTAN - Online Course
Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Tina Rife, at 717-901-2278, or email@example.com