As part of a SAMHSA grant, the Children’s Cabinet and the National Council for Behavioral Health are offering Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) training at no cost to participants. YMHFA 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 an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. YMHFA 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.
YMHFA provides valuable training in suicide prevention and could be a great opportunity for anyone in need of training hours.
- To register for Thursday, October 21st 9:00am to 3:00pm- CLICK HERE (Course ID: 207108)
If you have any questions, please contact Taylor Morgan at tmorgan@childrenscabinet.