Skip to main content

Youth Mental Health First Aid

10.25.2021

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. 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. Those who complete this training will received a three year certificate from Mental Health First Aid. 
 
Registration limited to 15 participants per session - Register by October 13  
Note: Pre-work is REQUIRED for this training. Two weeks before the session you will receive pre-work material that will take approximately 2 hours to complete.   
You must complete the pre-work or you will be dropped from the class. 
 
October 25, 2021 | 9:00AM - 2:00PM CT | Registration Link  
October 25, 2021 | 9:00AM - 2:00PM CT | Registration Link  
October 29, 2021 | 9:00AM - 2:00PM CT | Registration Link 
*The registration for all these trainings is being hosted on the Region 20 Learning Portal so that those who attend can receive certificates/CEU credits upon completion. Those who want to attend just need to create an account on the portal when prompted during the registration.