Youth Mental Health First Aid

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10/13/18 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Barrington Park District
Address: 235 Lions Drive, Barrington, IL 60010

**  FREE  **

YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING

 

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training for anyone dealing with adolescents (12-18), and especially valuable for parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, coaches, peers, neighbors, health workers, and other caring citizens who might interface with an adolescent experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis. 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. This training is open anyone who regularly interacts with adolescents, and to the general community.

All attendees receive a certificate of attendance for completing the 8-hour course.

REGISTER TODAY

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    Wednesday, Oct. 17th
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  • 10/30/18 9:30 am - 10/30/18 11:00 am

     

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