WMS people

mentalhealth

FRIDAY, JANUARY 26 AND FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2 — 9 AM–2 PM
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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training is an evidence-based program designed to help adults and teen leaders recognize and address mental health problems among youth. YMHFA Training is for those interacting with youth ages 12-18. YMHFA Trainings are made possible through federal grant funding provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and are offered at no cost. The certification training is 8-hours long and teaches participants how to recognize the signs and symptoms of common mental illnesses and substance use disorders, de-escalate crisis situations safely and initiate referrals to resources available in the community. YMHFA Training is designed for those who do not have advanced education or training in the mental health profession.

Youth Mental Health Training will be taught by Valerie English Cooper, a Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor, and by Amanda DelVicario, Project Coordinator of Project AWARE NW CT.