Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

02/07/2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Grade levels: All Grade Levels, Professional Development

Content areas: All Content Areas

Topics: mental health

District/Organization: Willamette Educational Service District

Youth Mental Health First Aid is for adults who have frequent contact with youth and young adults

About this Event:
Please join us for this one day (8 hour) training on Youth Mental Health First Aid.
Cost: $18.95 for required YMHFA manual (invoiced to your school district or organization)
Location: WESD - Marion Center; 2611 Pringle Rd SE, Salem; Yamhill Room (1st floor)


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.

Other Details:
Training is free but there is an $18.95 charge for the YMHFA manual
Coffee and snacks will be provided; lunch on your own
Training Class Size = Min. 5; Max 30