Pomeroy Partners present Youth Mental Health First Aid Free online


May 27, 2021

POMEROY–Pomeroy Partners for Healthy Families in partnership with Eastern Washington University will host a Free Youth Mental Health First Aid ZOOM class for local residents on June 2, at 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach caring citizens, parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and others 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 five-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.

Registration is required at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WGTL2SL. To learn more about weekend class go to https://www.smore.com/c0sar-free-training-opportunity


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