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, eight-hour 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. This training is partially funded and supported by the KC MIDD initiative.
Thursday, May 14, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The health and safety of our community is our highest priority, and in light of COVID-19 social distancing precautions, this training is now canceled. Please consider joining us for a future Youth Mental Health First Aid training on July 1. We 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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