Youth Mental Health First Aid

December 3rd, 2014
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Provider: Pennyroyal Center

Date/Time: 12/3/14    8 am – 5 pm

Location: Pennyroyal Center, 3999 Ft. Campbell Blvd., Hopkinsville, KY 42240

CEU Contact Hours: 8

Objectives and Outcomes:

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training course designed to give participants key skills to help someone, with emphasis on youth, who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.  The course has been identified by SAMSHA as an evidenced based program and practice.

Youth Mental Health First Aid certificates, which must be renewed every three years, provides participants with:

  • Knowledge of the potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including: depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis and psychotic disorders, eating disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury.
  • A 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to assess the situation, to select and implement appropriate interventions, and to help the individual in crisis to connect with appropriate professional care.
  • An understanding of the prevalence of various mental health disorders int he U.S, and the need for reduced stigma in their communities.
  • Working knowledge of the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem treat and manage the problem and achieve recovery.

**This training is provided by the Pennyroyal Center, not NASW-KY.  If you have any questions about this training, please contact the Pennyroyal Center**