Mental Health First Aid Course
May 17, 2018
You are invited to register for a one-credit Youth Mental Health First Aid class at Grand View.
The course is offered June 11 - 14 from 1 PM - 4:15 PM for just one credit and can be taken for renewal credit for current teachers. The class can be taken for undergraduate or graduate credit. The summer cost is $386.
About the Class:
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 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.
Congratulations to Myke Selha of Social Work and Simone Alekno of Education on becoming certified instructors for Youth Mental Health First Aid. It was a grant project and a big commitment of their time to become trainers. It will continue to be a large investment as they have a quota of workshops that they have to meet per year. We are proud of Simone and Myke’s involvement and dedication to this important work!