Youth Mental Health First Aid Classroom Training

Thursday, August 15 - Friday, August 16, 2024
09:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Prevention First's Chicago Office (Branch Office)
33 West Grand Avenue
Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60654

During this course, you will learn how to support young people in your life and your work.

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among adolescents ages 12-18. You will build the skills and confidence you need to reach out and provide initial support to young people who are struggling. You will also learn how to help connect them to appropriate support.

After the course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD).
  • Recognize common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges.
  • Understand how to interact with a young person in crisis.
  • Know how to connect a young person with help.
  • Better understand trauma, substance use, self-care, and the impact of social media and bullying.