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