Youth Mental Health First Aid

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. Youth Mental Health First Aid 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.

This is an 8-hour course that focuses on early intervention. Participants receive a 3-year certification as a Youth Mental Health First Aider.

Please contact us at 610-379-2001 or info@ecneahec.org for upcoming classes or to schedule a training for your organization.

Northeast AHEC Eastcentral AHEC Eastcentral and Northeast PA Area Health Education Centers
5662 Interchange Road, Lehighton, PA 18235 | ecneahec.org

610.379.2001 | info@ecneahec.org

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