2023 Class Calendar
|May 11||*Youth Mental Health First Aid – This class is for families attending Madison City Schools in Madison, AL. Priority given to families receiving special education services.||8:00am-12:30pm CST||Madison City Schools Central Office – Board Room||211 Celtic Drive, Madison AL 35758||2 hours online|
4 hours in person
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Youth Mental Health First Aid USA curriculum is primarily focused on information participants can use to help adolescents and transition-age youth, ages 12-18.
WHAT WILL PARTICIPANTS LEARN? The course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder. Participants do not learn to diagnose nor how to provide any therapy or counseling – instead, participants learn to support a youth developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis by applying a core five-step action plan:
Assess for risk of suicide or harm
Give reassurance and information
Encourage appropriate professional help
Encourage self-help and other support strategies
WHO SHOULD TAKE THE COURSE? The course is designed for adults who regularly interact with adolescents.
WHO CREATED THE COURSE? Mental Health First Aid USA is coordinated by the National Council for Behavioral Health, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Missouri Department of Mental Health. Mental Health First Aid USA worked with experts at the National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health at the Georgetown University Center for
Child and Human Development to develop the youth program.
Learn more about Mental Health First Aid USA by visiting http://www.MentalHealthFirstAid.org.