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Date:
September 21, 2018
Time:
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Time Details:
8-hour certification course
Location:
Wayne County Park Street Complex
Address:
648 Park Street
Honesdale, PA 18431
Contact:
610-379-2001
Cost:
$10, make check payable to NEPA AHEC; includes breakfast and lunch.
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Youth Mental Health First Aid

Friday, September 21, 2018

The course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder. Participants do not learn to diagnose, nor how to provide any therapy or counseling – rather, participants learn a core five-step action plan to support an adolescent developing signs and symptoms of mental illness or in an emotional crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, and self-help care. It is aimed at adults who regularly interact with adolescents (ages 12 to 18).