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Virtual Youth Mental Health First Aid

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, January 20, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Virtual (confirmed participants will receive a link)

Cost: Free

Currently, we are offering both the Adult and Youth MHFA curriculums in a completely virtual classroom. To register for this training, please email mentalhealthmatters@jfsseattle.org with your first and last name. We also encourage you to check back on our website regularly for the latest updates on our events and how they will be impacted given the circumstances.


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