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Youth Mental Health First-Aid/Trauma-Informed Care

Monday, June 16: 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 17: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors,health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help adolescents (age 12-18) who are experiencing mental health or addiction challenges or who are in crisis. Youth Mental Health FirstAid 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

Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including ADHD), and eating disorders. Trauma Informed Care (TIC) is an organizational structure and treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. It emphasizes physical, psychological and emotional safety for both consumers and providers, and helps survivors rebuild a sense of control and empowerment. It also educates and trains practitioners in evidenced-based trauma informed services so that our consumers/ community/system can have available resources to send trauma survivors to receive services.

1 credit. Grading for the course will be credit/no credit.

Current Grand View students Register for the course with your academic advisor or through the Registrar’s Office. Cost is standard per-credit-hour fee.

Non-degree seeking students (not currently enrolled at Grand View) No application or transcripts are required. Register for the course through Shannon Michelsen. To register or receive more information, contact Shannon at 515-263-6183 or smichelsen@grandview.edu. Cost is standard per-credit-hour fee.

Graduate students Register for the course through Michael Norris. To register or receive more information, contact Michael 515-263-2830 or mnorris@grandview.edu. Cost is $100 for graduate credit.