Youth Mental Health First Aid with WTCSB
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.
TOPICS COVERED in Youth MHFA
— Substance use
— Disorders in which psychosis may occur
— Disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD)
— Eating disorders
Date: September 26th, 2023
Time: 9:00am-2:00pm (EST)
Location: HARBOUR VIEW Mental Health Center – 7025 Harbour View Blvd, Suite 119, Suffolk, VA 23435
Trainers: Caitlyn Shieler and Jasmine McClain
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.