In
When:
February 16, 2023 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
2023-02-16T08:30:00-08:00
2023-02-16T15:30:00-08:00
Where:
Virtual Event
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dignity Health | Contact: Terry Maurer

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders in youth. This 6-hour training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to children and adolescents (ages 6-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care. VIRTUAL First Aiders will complete a 2-hour, self-paced online course, and then participate in a 4.5 to 5.5-hour, Instructor-led video conference.

WHAT IT COVERS

  • Common signs and symptoms of mental illness in this age group, including:
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Eating disorders
    • Attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD)
  • Common signs and symptoms of substance use
  • How to interact with a child or adolescent in crisis
  • How to connect the person with help
  • New: Expanded content on trauma, addiction and self-care and the impact of social media and bullying

WHO SHOULD TAKE IT

  • Teachers
  • School Counselors & Staff
  • Coaches
  • Camp Counselors
  • Youth Group Leaders
  • Parents
  • People who work with youth

The course will teach you how to apply the ALGEE action plan:

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm.
  • Listen non-judgmentally.
  • Give reassurance and information.
  • Encourage appropriate professional help.
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies.

Please note and pass the following information and attached fliers to any interested parties or organizations regarding our Nevada Mental Health First Aid – National Council for Behavioral Health class listing. The MHFA virtual classes are hosted by Dignity Health and are open to the general public as well as corporate and community organizations. Cost is $24.95 per participant. For further information, or to register for an upcoming class, email Terry Maurer at Terry.Maurer@DignityHealth.org.     

Youth Mental Health First Aid:
8:30am – 3:30pm
2/16/23
3/31/23

Adult Mental Health First Aid:
9:00am – 4:00pm
1/20/23
2/3/23
2/24/23
3/17/23

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