Youth Mental Health First Aid

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.

Join us for this in-person, eight-hour course on providing mental health first aid for youth.

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training course designed to give members of the public key skills to help a youth who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The 8-hour course covers a range of common disorders and potential crises such as helping a young person who is having a panic attack, is contemplating suicide or is struggling with substance abuse.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Recognize common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges in this age group, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders and attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD).
  2. Recognize common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges.
  3. Interact effectively with a child or adolescent in crisis.
  4. Connect the youth with help.
  5. Understand the impact of social media and bullying on youth.
  6. Apply a personalized self-care plan.

Register

Fee: $118

To learn more about Mental Health First Aid for Adults, contact Kim Lafountain, LMHC, at klafountain1@lifespan.org.

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Location Information

1567 South County Trail
East Greenwich, RI 02818