Youth Mental Health First Aid
October 24 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
October 24th, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
About this Event
What is Youth Mental Health First Aid?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 AD/HD), and eating disorders.
Please note: There is a prerequisite of a 2 hour self paced online training to be completed 48 hours prior to the training to be admitted to the virtual instructor led training. The link will be shared on Oct 22nd via email.
About the Facilitator:
Teri Hardy has 18 years of experience in the Behavioral Health Field, is a licensed SUDP and has a MBA in Healthcare management. Her vast experience ranges from directing residential programs, outpatient clinics, Hospital ITA programs, Co-occurring programs, Intern programs and working with adults, youth and families. Throughout her career, she has been a tireless advocate for creating access to services, opening clinics to underserved populations and focusing on trauma informed care for all clients. As a certified Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainer, she has taught numerous trainings for agencies and communities and absolutely loves teaching and interacting with participants during the course.