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.
The four sessions of the course will be held at Epworth UMC: one each on January 21st, January 28th, February 11th and February 18th from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Participants must attend all four sessions in order to receive a certificate. The certificate is issued by The National Council for Behavior Health and can be used to renew a variety of licenses. Participants will also receive a manual to take home. Registration is required and the minimum age for participants is 18. Please click on this link to register: http://bit.ly/2CLIw24
Rebecca Wenrich Wheeler, MA, MEd, RYT