Just as CPR training helps a person with no clinical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a person assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis or substance abuse crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to support adolescents who develop signs and symptoms of a mental illness by applying a core five-step action plan:
Assess for risk of suicide or harm
Give reassurance and information
Encourage appropriate professional help
Encourage self-help and other support strategies
In this workshop, participants will:
Use role-playing and simulations to build understanding of the importance of early intervention
Understand ways to assess a mental health crisis, select interventions and provide initial help
Learn the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder.
Participants do not learn to diagnose, nor how to provide any therapy or counseling. The Youth Mental Health First Aid USA curriculum is primarily focused on information participants can use to help adolescents and transition-age youth, ages 12-18.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Any adults who interact with adolescents
THIS IN-PERSON EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
When: Saturday, March 30, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15531 for eight (8) contact hours.
Brandman University Administration 16355 Laguna Canyon Road, Irvine, CA 92618
login: email: "firstword of organization name (ie, brandman)" email@example.com,
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