The courses will be held Wednesday, September 28 and October 5 from 10am until 12noon. We are looking for providers who are committed to attending the 4-hour course. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. You MUST attend both sessions in order to receive the training certificate.
Distance Learning Description:
Why Youth Mental Health First Response?
Youth Mental Health First Response is similar to the Youth Mental Health First Aid Training in that it teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders in youth. This 4-hour training gives providers who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to children and youth (ages 6 – 18), who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help them connect to the appropriate care.
What does the course cover?
Common signs and symptoms of mental illness in this age group including: Anxiety, Depression, Eating disorders, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Common signs and symptoms of substance use
How to interact with a child or youth in crisis
How to connect the person with help
Expanded content on trauma and the impact of social media and bullying
NOTE: The general information provided by Youth Mental Health First Response is for general mental health knowledge and intervention only and is not intended to be and should not be relied upon as a substitute for specific professional medical advice.
IAN Trainer: Dr. Wanda Parker, EdD, CADC, CPPA, MAC, LCPC
Intended audience: Front-line, Emergent and Seasoned Professionals