Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Dates & Locations:
March 18, 2019 Convention Center – Le Mars, IA
March 19, 2019 WIT Campus – Cherokee, IA
April 29, 2019 King’s Pointe – Storm Lake, IA
April 30, 2019 St. Anthony’s Hospital, Carroll, IA
All Trainings are from 8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

What is Youth Mental Health First Aid? It is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, neighbors, health and human service workers and other caring individuals how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge or crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid training is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with adolescents.

What will you learn? The course introduces common mental health challenges for your, 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, suicide, disorders in which psychosis many occur, disruptive behavior disorder and eating disorders.
Cost – Free
Pre-registration required: Contact Melissa Drey at 712-662-8059 or mdrey@pamhc.org
Space is limited and registration deadline is February 28, 2019
Continuing Education – Participants will receive a certificate of attendance and additional materials as requested for
post-approval submission to professional boards
Cancellation Policy – If training is cancelled due to inclement weather, a notice will be sent to participants via-email
Special Accommodations needed for training – contact Jill Kluesner at JillKluesner5@gmail.com prior to training.
Sponsored by: Plains Area Mental Health, Inc. with funding from the Community Mental Health Block Grant from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA)