Youth Mental Health First Aid | March 24, 2023
Please Note: The Youth Mental Health First Aid course consists of two hours of self-paced content followed by 4.5 hours of instructor-led training. The self-paced computer training must be completed at least three days prior to the beginning of the course and the one-hour self-paced post session computer training must be completed as well in order for attendees to obtain certification. Registration ends March 17.
Youth Mental Health First Aid 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 a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.
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:
+ Substance use
+ Disorders in which psychosis may occur
+ Disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD)
+ Eating disorders
We're offering this session FREE of charge as part of Light & Unite Red Week, when dozens of partners across Milwaukee County join forces to promote healthy, drug- and alcohol-free living and support our community members who are improving their lives by remaining free of substance use and achieving holistic wellness. Registration is required at the link below.