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Youth Mental Health First Aid


Ventura Police Department
1425 Dowell Dr 93003 Ventura United States
Youth Mental Health First Aid is a free 8 hour training course (in two sessions 6/28 & 6/29) for adults working with or caring about youth (12 to 18+ years of age) that may experience mental health challenges, substance use, anxiety and/or depression.

Participants will learn to support youth who may be developing a mental health disorder. Warning signs & symptoms, risk factors and protective factors will be discussed. Participants learn how to approach a youth, what to say, and what to do using a five-step action plan, ALGEE:

• A Assess for risk of suicide or harm
• L Listen Non-judgmentally
• G Give Reassurance and Information
• E Encourage Appropriate Professional Help
• E Encourage Self-help and other Support

Early intervention and prevention is the key to reducing more serious issues!

Hosted by Ventura Police Department
June 28 & 29th 2016, 5:30 to 9:30 PM
1425 Dowell Drive, Ventura

Reservations are required.
Please email: Mary Ellen Collins, Certified Trainer mecollins@Voice4Families.com or call 805 657 4408

This free training is funded through Ventura County Behavioral Health.

Learn more at www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org