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.
This is an 8 hour course, split into two four hour sessions on Sunday, November 10th and Sunday, November 17. Attendance at both 4 hour sessions is necessary for certification. Registration is $20, space is limited. Food & beverages provided, dietary laws observed.
Ravinia Green Country Club
1200 Saunders Road
Riverwoods, IL 60015