Youth Mental Health First Aid
It is estimated that 1 in 5 teens and adults live with a mental health condition. Nearly 50% of all mental illness begins by age 14. Early intervention is key to preventing a mental health crisis.
If you are a parent or someone who works closely with youth, it’s important that you can recognize and respond to early signs and symptoms of mental illness.
This course specifically addresses mental health and substance use issues among children and adolescents ages 12-18. Through this course you will learn:
- Common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges including, anxiety, depression, eating disorders and attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD)
- Common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges
- How to interact with a child or adolescent in crisis
- How to connect the youth with help
This 8-hour course is taught by a certified instructor and is sponsored by the National Council on Behavioral Health. Those who attend the full class will receive a three-year certification on Youth Mental Health First Aid.
When: Thursday, April 6 from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm (PST). This is an 8-hour course. Participants must attend the full course to receive their certification.
Where: Auburn Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 12225 Rock Creek Road, Auburn, CA 95602
Cost: $60 ($25 is non-refundable)
Registration Deadline: Monday, April 3rd at 5 pm
*Please bring a sack lunch with you. Snacks and water will be provided.
Who should attend:
This course is appropriate for anyone 18 years and older who wants to learn how to provide initial help to someone age 12-18 who may be experiencing symptoms of a mental illness in crisis.
- School Staff
- Camp Counselors
- Youth Group Leaders
- Any adult who works with youth
This training will be taught by Art Madrigal, a certified MHFA instructor.
Art was introduced to Mental Health First Aid in late 2010 and immediately developed a strong appreciation for the benefits Mental Health First Aid courses bring to communities and individuals; those experiencing mental health challenges and those willing to help people with challenges. Art was especially impressed with the class’s emphasis on credible information, compassion and practicality. He earned his Mental Health First Aid instructor certification in November, 2010 and has successfully delivered over 100 Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid classes throughout California.
Art also spent 10 years as the Medi-Cal training supervisor for Placer County Human Services and he holds a Master’s Degree in Education from California State University, East Bay. As owner of Madrigal Training Services, he provides Mental Health First Aid instruction and workplace training-related services including presentation coaching, content development and specialized training. Art and his wife Krista enjoy traveling and spending time with family. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Questions? email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (530) 217-3870
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