Mental Health

Youth Mental Health First Aid Classes

Youth Mental Health First Aid Classes: For adults assisting young people
Note: the class is 8 hours and has been split into two 4 hours days
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.

Places are limited, so please enroll as soon as possible to ensure your place.
You can enroll by calling the Irish Immigration Center, Ph. 610.789.6355.