June 14, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Eastern Shore Community College - Workforce Development Center
29300 Lankford Hwy
Youth Mental Health First Aid @ Eastern Shore Community College - Workforce Development Center | Belle Haven | Virginia | United States

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) 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. YMHFA 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. Must be 18 years or older to attend.

All materials, breakfast, and lunch are included. This is a free 8-hour course. The training room gets cold during the summer months, please plan accordingly.