Youth Mental Health First Aid
Department:   Family Resource Center, Psychiatry

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)
  • eating disorders

A minimum of 12 registrants is required to fill the course with a maximum of 25.

Registration: Required.
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Next Start Location
5/7/2016 The Institute of Living - Hartford

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