Youth Mental Health First Aid

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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 for upcoming classes or to schedule a training for your organization.

"I have worked in higher education for 19 yrs and this training is what I needed. It helped me to refocus and access my skills and tools need to guide my scholars. The training was impactful and one I will never forget, because it brought me back to my love of helping and guiding. I am PROUD and Honored to be apart of the training!" - Y. Moore

"Very Informative! I loved the presentation and all the useful information that help people." - J.Avila

"I will be better able to identify and respond to calls and cues from patients, friends, and family." - S. McKendry

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Eastcentral AHEC Eastcentral Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center
5662 Interchange Road, Lehighton, PA 18235 |

610.379.2001 |

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