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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training – Chattanooga
March 28, 2019 @ 8:00 am CDT - 4:00 pm CDT
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 ADHD), and eating disorders.
This course is valued at $170 per participant, but will be offered at No Cost to the community due to additional funding sources of the Healthy Transitions Initiative, a program of Volunteer Behavioral Healthcare System.
Program Director, Healthy Transitions