Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
YMHFA is an 8-hour course that teaches adults how to help youth who are developiong a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you idetify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and various types of crises.
Topics Covered: Anxiety, Depression, Non-Suicidal Self-Injury, ADHD, Eating Disorders, Substance Use, Crisis Intervention and De-escalation, Suicide Assessment and Prevention.
This is an interactive training that will support educators to:
- Grow their understanding of the difference between mental health challenges, disorders and illnesses, and knowledge of signs,symptoms and risk factors of mental illnesses and addictions
- Increase knowledge of interventions and supports available to young people
- Increase skills to intervene in crisis and non-crisis situations
Trainers: JoELlen Tarallo, Center for Health and Learning and Barbara Dana, HCRS
There is no cost to attend.
This training is made possible through Vermont Care Partners, The Windsor County Prevention Partners, the Center for Health and Learning and Health Care and Rehabilitation Services