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.
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.
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.
Who Should Attend:
SRO's and those who respond to school settings
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