Youth Mental Health First Aid

Date(s) - 09/12/2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Charlotte Community Library


Calling all library staff members who work with kids, teens and tweens! Learn how you can #BeTheDifference!

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.

Join us for a full day of training on youth mental health and related issues. The curriculum and materials are is based upon those created by Mental Health First Aid.  Your registration fee ($20 for Woodlands members, $30 for those from outside of Woodlands) includes a coffee/tea/water, a morning & afternoon snack, lunch and all course materials.

The program 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 five-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.

Our trainer, Laura Sulak, is a Mental Health Outpatient Coordinator with Pines Behavioral Health in Coldwater.

Space is limited to 30 participants, so reserve your spot today!


Bookings are closed for this event.