Youth Mental Health First Aid Training (for those working with Youth)
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
8:15 am - 4:45 pm
2001 South Medford Drive
Lufkin, Texas 75901
What is Mental Health First Aid?
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.
Continuing Education Units are available for educators, counselors, social workers, and law enforcement.
To learn more about Mental Health First Aid, call Paul Jackson at 936-639-1141 or visit: www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org
To register call: Melody Smith at 936-639-1141 or send an E-mail.