Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify,
understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders in youth.
This 6.5 hour training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to children and adolescents (ages 6-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.
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.
Lindsey Bowers, community education coordinator for behavioral health services at White River Health System (WRHS) will be providing training alongside other professionals who receive certifications. Lindsey will be the first of the team to be certified, completing in mid-April. If you have any questions, please contact Lindsey Bowers at (501) 944-1785.
To register, click here.