Youth Mental Health First Aid
Earn 6 hours of in-service credit
Youth Mental Health First Aid reviews the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents ages 12-18. It emphasizes the importance of early intervention and covers how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. The facilitator, Phil Darley, Assistant Executive Director at Panhandle Health Group has taught over 350 people throughout western Nebraska and Pine Ridge, South Dakota including educators, administrators, correctional officers, human service agency employees and parents. This non-clinical course will help folks better understand typical adolescence, how to address basic suicide ideations and verbalizations, understand and use the MHFA Action Plan. The training will include a brief lunch which will allow us to work through this interactive course.