Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification


DATE


Oct 29
8:00 AM


Location


Rockrimmon Campus (240 E Woodmen Road) - Worship Center Multipurpose Room


Cost


$75.00

For Parents, Student Community Group Leaders, Teachers & Mentors of teens! 

Saturday, October 29 at the Rockrimmon Campus from 8:30 am - 5 pm // Lunch is provided. 

Cost: $75 - covers the certification, training materials and Chickfila lunch

FOR WOODMEN STUDENT MINISTRY PARTNERS: Please use the code "LEADER" when registering to discount the cost of the training. 

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, mentors, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens 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 5-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.

The course is taught by two instructors. The first instructor is David Galvan, a certified trainer in Adverse Childhood Experiences which focuses on trauma informed care. He is also a trainer of QPR (Question. Persuade. Refer), Youth & Teen Mental Health First Aid where he has trained over 1000 individuals and more recently became a trainer and youth & young adult Director/Trainer with Soul Shop, a faith-based initiative that equips faith leaders to minister to those that have been impacted by suicide.

The second instructor is Brittany Riffle, Youth Resilience and Suicide Prevention Planner for El Paso County Public Health.

This is a wide-spread, well-respected, evidence-based program that equips adults to recognize and respond to mental health issues in youth. This training will equip you with a better understanding of how to provide support to the students in your ministries who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem, as well as provide you with a common language that is used among mental health professionals.



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