Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

 

This training is FREE, sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness and Auburn First United Methodist Church. 

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), and eating disorders.

The training itself is 8 hours with a 1 hour lunch break. During the event, a light breakfast, bottled water, and boxed lunch will be provided for you. Currently our building is under construction.Please email Sara Miller, sara@auburnumc.church, if you are unable to use stairs so we can make accommodations that allow everyone to be included in this event.