18 Nov Youth Mental Health First Aid Class
NAMI Seattle will host an online Youth Mental Health First Aid course on Saturday, December 11 from 9:00am-3:30pm. This free training is funded by King County MIDD, a behavioral health sales tax, and will be taught by Sean Maloney, MA, LMHC.
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.
Participants must complete a 2-hour online self-paced course ahead of the course date. They will then participate in the interactive instructor-led virtual class on December 11.
Click here to register for this class by Friday, November 26. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.