Youth Mental Health First Aid Training – February 15
Friday, February 15, 2019
8:30 am - 5:00 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 adolescents (age 12-18) who are experiencing mental health or addictions challenges or may be 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 936-639-1141 or visit: www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org
Register On-line by Wednesday, February 13!