Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour training, 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.
Rankin County School District is partnering with Region 8 Mental Health on this training. .8 hours of CEU's are available.
Training will take place at:
Region 8 Mental Health
613 Marquette Road.
Brandon, MS 39042
This training is offered to Rankin County educators, school resource officers, and other school staff at NO COST!
Lunch will be on your own.
Space is limited!