Dec 20, 2019
March 2, 2020
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Grant Wood AEA
1120 33rd Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human service workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (ages 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or crisis.
Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people (ages 12-18).
- Recognize common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges of youth.
- Distinguish the difference between typical adolescent development and warning signs.
- Apply a five-step action plan for how to support an adolescent in both crisis and non-crisis situations.
- Understand the signs, symptoms, and risk factors associated with anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including ADHD) and eating disorders.
- Identify protective factors in the community, home, and school environment, including how to refer students and caregivers to local resources.
The course is intended for adults working with or living with youth ages 12-18.
- Non-GWAEA Participant materials fee, $50
- Registration is not complete until all fees are paid in full.