SATURDAY, December 2nd, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Pre-Registration is required!
Lunch will not be provided, however the location is central and there are various restraunts within walking distance.
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Youth Mental Health First Aid 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.
Topics covered include
- substance use disorders in which psychosis may occur
- disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD)
- and eating disorders.
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.
The Mental Health First Aid Action Plan
- Assess for risk of suicide or harm
- Listen nonjudgmentally
- Give reassurance and Information
- Encourage appropriate professional help
- Encourage self-help and other support strategies
And the opportunity to practice — through role plays, scenarios, and activities — makes it easier to apply these skills in a real-life situation.
Laura Andrews Mental Health First Aid Instructor – Ms. Andrews has is part of the Chaplain Ministry and serves as part of the Leadership to team for the Hiking Ministry at the Rock Church. In addition Ms. Andrews has been providing trainings, workshops and presentations related to mental health as the Senior Services Coordinator for Mental Health America of San Diego County over the last 10 years.
For more information about the Chaplains Ministry, click here »