In an era of increasing anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges, join us for an empowering training that builds familiarity and skills to support young people in your community.
Youth Mental Health First Aid is a free course designed for adults who regularly interact with youth, such as parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens. The training gives attendees the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to adolescents (ages 12-18) who may be developing mental health or substance challenges, or who are in crisis. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a five-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 and eating disorders.
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Virtual (confirmed participants will receive a link)
Currently, JFS is offering several Adult and Youth MHFA trainings with different dates. As of September 10, this training is at capacity. Thank you for your interest! We encourage you to check back on our website regularly for future training dates and the latest updates on our events, including how they will be impacted given the circumstances.
This training is funded and supported by the KC MIDD initiative.
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