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Youth Mental Health First Aid - March 3rd
Wednesday, March 03, 2021, 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM CDT
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Youth Mental Health First Aid

Date: March 3rd, 2021
Time: 10:30 - 3:00 with 2 hours of pre-work required
Cost: $50 members; $75 nonmembers
Maximum Attendees: 20 

The National Assessment Center Association (NAC) is pleased to offer two sessions of Youth Mental Health First Aid in partnership with the North Texas Behavioral Health Authority.  

Why Youth Mental Health First Aid? Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders in youth. The 6.5 hour training (2 hours of pre-work and 4.5 of virtual training) gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to children and adolescents (ages 6-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

What it Covers
• Common signs and symptoms of mental illness in this age group, including
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Eating disorders
• Attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD)
• Common signs and symptoms of substance use
• How to interact with a child or adolescent in crisis
• How to connect the person with help
• NEW: Expanded content on trauma, addiction and self-care and the impact
of social media and bullying