Youth mental health first-aid training

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Youth mental health first-aid training teaches how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substances use disorders. This is an 8- hour training which gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to adolescents (ages 12-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

Information covered:

Anxiety 

Depression 

Eating disorders

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Common signs of substance abuse disorder

How to interact with an adolescent in crisis

How to connect the adolescent to help 

Training spaces are limited to 30 people per training. Training comes with manual and you receive certification upon completion. Please follow the links to register for training links are on flyers as well.

          EDUCATOR TRAINING

              Teachers, school staff, Coaches and Administration

Cost: Free, but register online as spaces are limited

When: Tuesday, March 19

Where : General Services Building

Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Register Here: https://portal.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/firstaiders/signin?returnUrl=firstaiders 

Course ID: 00114721

COMMUNITY TRAINING

Youth group leaders, parents, people who work with youth, and law enforcement

Cost: Free, but register online as spaces are limited

When: Thursday, March 21

Where : General Services Building

Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Register Here: https://portal.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/firstaiders/signin?returnUrl=firstaiders

 Course ID: 00114723

We hope you are able to attend. If you have any question, please contact Tina Sardynski, Mental Health First Aid Coordinator @ Email: tsardynski@AZCompleteHealth.com or Rosa Contreras at rosiecarbajal@gmail.com.

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