Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Youth Mental Health First Aid is a certification course through the National Council of Mental Wellbeing that introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds an understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help adolescents in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis, select intervention, provide initial help, and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help. The Jewish Education Project will provide Jewish framing, considerations related to our Jewish communities, and used adapted scenarios applicable to those working in Jewish Youth settings.
The course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, ADHD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorders.
*This is a certificate program. Participants do not learn to diagnose, nor how to provide any therapy or counseling- rather, participants learn to support a youth developing signs and symptoms of mental illness or in an emotional crisis by applying a core five-step action plan.
Date: Monday, May 23, 2022 | 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM ET
~2-hours of self-paced pre-work must be completed in advance of training date (May 23rd).
Registration Closes MAY 13Th
This training is being offered in partnership with RootOne
- After School and Beyond
- Congregational Learning
- Family Engagement
- Teen Engagement