Youth Mental Health First Aid Training (SD19-081)
Credits: 0 CEUs/PLUs / Tuition: $0
Status: OPEN / Maximum Size: 15
Instructor: Deborah Moore, PhD
Date: 9/25/2018 Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: - West Georgia RESA Grantville, GA (Click for Driving Directions)
Registration Deadline: 9/18/2018



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Course Description
Youth Mental Health First Aid is a 8-hour training course designed to give members of the public key skills to help an adolescent who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.  The 8-hour course covers a range of common disorders and potential crises such as helping a young person who is having a panic attack, is contemplating suicide or is struggling with substance abuse.

Youth Mental Health First Aid certification teaches participants to:

  • Recognize the potential risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including: depression, anxiety, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavioral disorders, and substance use disorders.
  • Use a 5-step action plan to help a young person in crisis connect with appropriate professional help.
  • Interpret the prevalence of various mental health disorders in youth within the U.S. and the need for reduced negative attitudes in their communities.
  • Apply knowledge of the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help a young person with a mental health problem treat and manage the problem and achieve recovery.
  • Assess their own views and feelings about youth mental health problems and disorders.

Training Manual will be provided.

Participants will have a break for lunch on their own. 

Maximum Class Size: 10

Instructors:  Dr. Deborah Moore and Stacy Davis, Burwell GNETS


Class Notes

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We accept cancellations up to 10 days before a scheduled class. After this date, registrants will be charged and are welcome to send a replacement if they cannot attend. No-shows will be responsible for full payment.