Community Event

Youth Mental Health First Aid Program (5/18)

Do you parent, teach, or work with teens? Join us for a nationally well-known “Youth Mental Health First Aid” program:

Sat., May 18, 2019,
Church of Our Redeemer
6 Meriam St
Lexington, MA

For more info and to purchase tickets ($85), visit Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification – Training Day for Adults

This program, “Youth Mental Health First Aid,” teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. 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. This 8-hour training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to adolescents (ages 12-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

1. Common signs and symptoms of mental illnesses in this age group, including: Anxiety, depression, eating disorders.
2. Common signs and symptoms of substance use.
3. How to interact with an adolescent in crisis.
4. How to connect the adolescent with help.

Parents, educators, youth group leaders, youth ministers, camp counselors, coaches and others who spend time around adolescents.
When: Saturday, May 18, 2019
Where: Church of Our Redeemer,
6 Meriam St, Lexington MA 02420
Time: 9 am-5 pm.

Categories: Community Event