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DepartmentDepartmentESU 13 Scottsbluff
Default ContactDefault ContactPerla Ayala
Default LocationZoom
DescriptionYouth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders in youth. This 6-hour 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.

Three Learning Options

• Blended Learning. After completing
a 2-hour, self-paced online class, First
Aiders will participate in a 4-hour, inperson,
Instructor-led class.
• In-person. First Aiders will receive
their training as an 6.5-hour
Instructor-led in-person course.

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