Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training for any adult who has interaction with young people, ages 12-18, who may experience a mental health or addictions challenge or crisis.
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.
CEUs are not offered for this course, however, certificates of completion will be provided. Participants who complete the course are certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid for 3 years.