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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Date of Event: Saturday, July 15, 2017
Start Time: 8:00 AM | End Time: 5:30 PM

Location:

Potsdam Library


Event Address:

2 Park Street, 2nd Floor


Potsdam, NY
Event Cost: $40.00 per person (check or PayPal)
Contact Person: Bobbi D Laird at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Phone: Vicki Clark, First VP, St. Lawrence County Chapter AARP (315) 265-6964

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 (such as suicidal ideation). 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, and signs of suicidal ideation.  This training includes participant manual; certificate; drinks; light snacks.  (1-hour break for lunch on your own)  For more information on Mental Health First Aid, visit www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org.

If you are interested in participating, please email the instructor at blaird@missionview.org with full name, email address, phone number, and payment type. You will be provided with a registration number and directions to make payment. Once payment is received a confirmation number will be provided. All payments must be received by June 15th in order to guarantee your spot.