Youth Mental Health First Aid

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Youth Mental Health First Aid

March 13 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Youth Mental Health First Aid

If you saw someone choking, chances are you would know exactly what to do. If you saw someone having a panic attack, chances are you wouldn’t know what to do.

There is a real health crisis for our kids, one in five children have a diagnosable mental health challenge that can be helped with professional intervention and treatment. Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is an 8-hour training class designed to equip teachers, nurses, coaches, parents, etc. on how to recognize signs and respond appropriately to a child experiencing a mental health crisis.

YMHFA introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for helping young people in crisis and non-crisis situations.

Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance abuse, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including ADHD), and eating disorders.

YMHFA is available to the community without charge because of a grant from Linn County. Thank you! 

March 13, 2020

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: Free

Presenter: TBA

Breaks: 10:30 a.m., 12-1 p.m., 2:30 p.m.

Location: Lower Level Training Room

Who should attend? Parents, social workers, mental health authorities, educators, administrators, substance abuse professionals, coaches, law enforcement, daycare providers, etc.


March 13
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Tanager Place Estle Center
1030 5th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 United States
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(319) 286-4545