February 8, 2019
9:45 am - 5:45 pm
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.
WHEN: 2/8/2019 from 9:45 AM – 5:45 PM
WHERE: The Non-Profit Center, 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia
CONTACT: Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org
COST: FREE for all Howard County Residents, Employees & Students (age 18+)
8 Social Work Continuing Education Unit hours (CEUs) will be offered for this session.