Youth Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based intervention training designed to help adults identify, react to and support a child (age 10-18) experiencing mental health or addiction issues or is in active crisis. The course introduces common mental health challenges, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan on how to intervene. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance abuse, disorders inclusive of psychosis indicators, disruptive behavior disorders, and eating disorders.
Participants will get hands-on practice utilizing the concepts discussed in the training, through interactive group activities, role plays and discussions. Participants will leave feeling ready to “say something” when they “see something.”