Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.
Location: 945 19th Street, Des Moines, IA 50314
There will be two 15 minute breaks as well as a 45 minute lunch during the training. Lunch is not provided so please bring your own lunch or you are free to leave the campus to go get lunch. We will have refrigerators, microwaves and water coolers to keep your lunch in.
Once registered you will receive a confirmation email. You will also receive an email the week prior to your class outlining details you need to know for the day.
If you've already registered and need to cancel your registration or have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Class may be cancelled due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstance. If this should happen, you will be notified by e-mail and given the opportunity to register for the next available class.