Course detail: Youth Mental Health First Aid

Course Description: 
Youth Mental Health First Aid is an early intervention public education program. It teaches adults how to recognize the signs and symptoms that suggest a potential mental health challenge, how to listen non-judgmentally and give reassurance to a youth who may be experiencing a mental health challenge, and how to refer a person to appropriate professional support and services. 

Core Competency: 
  • Participants will be able to decide upon prescribed courses of action or techniques that will provide a greater level of safety in a school environment, event or situation. 
Course Objectives: 
By the end of the course, participants will be able to: 
  • Describe the purpose of Youth Mental Health First Aid and the role of the Youth Mental Health First Aider. 
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health challenges that may impact youth. 
  • Explain the impact of traumatic experiences and the role of resilience on adolescent development. 
  • Apply the appropriate steps of the YMHFA Action Plan (ALGEE) to non-crisis situations. 
  • Apply the appropriate steps of the YMHFA Action Plan (ALGEE) to crisis situations. Choose appropriate methods for self-care following the application of Youth Mental Health First Aid in a crisis or non-crisis situation. 
Instructional Methods: 
  • LecturePractical Exercises 
Who Should Attend: 
  • SRO's and those who respond to school settings 
Course Requirements: 
  • Pre-test/Survey 
  • 100% Attendance 
  • Laptop/iPad
If you plan on lodging on campus, you will need to contact Sarah Torres at sltorres@kletc.org. Please note that there will be no cafeteria service. You will need to go off campus to eat.

 Session Information: LE23117F

Schedule: Every day, starting on 01/05/23 and ending on 01/05/23
Times: 09:00am-04:00pm CST
This session contains no associated Fee Codes, so you cannot register at this time

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Participants are responsible for their own snacks, drinks, meals, lodging and travel. Please dress in layers, as the temperature in the room may be difficult to adjust. The session begins at 9:00AM and is estimated to end at 45:00PM. On-site registration will begin at 8:30AM.For those with dorm room reservation, you may check in the evening before your training starts. Please come to the Main KLETC Entrance, it is near the flagpole and marked with a large "A". More information will be provided through email approximately one week before the start of training. Checkout time is 8AM on your departure day or last day of training, please have all personal items removed at that time. Law Enforcement officers attending continuing education training are permitted to carry their firearm while on the KLETC campus. Law enforcement officers carrying a firearm on the KLETC campus must possess appropriate agency identification. We are a tobacco and alcohol-free campus. Refund/Cancellation Policy: A full refund of lodging fees will be available if requested in writing coned@kletc.org or kletc@kletc.org and received by KLETC ten days prior to the beginning date of the seminar. After that date, but prior to the seminar, refunds will be made, but a $25.00 administrative fee will be charged. No refunds will be made after the starting date of the seminar. If you have any questions concerning this session, please contact KLETC at 620.694.1400 or by email. Thank you again for your willingness to participate. We look forward to seeing you at KLETC!!

Instructors

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Anne Pitts

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Learning Center Classroom Bldg
11009 S. Hornet Road
Hutchinson, KS 67501
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