Youth Mental Health First Aid is a course that gives people the skills to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is developing a mental health or addiction problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it builds mental health literacy, helping the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness. This program is on Thursday, December 10th from 10:00am-3:00pm with a one hour break from 12:00-1:00pm. In addition to the training session, there are 2 hours of independent learning to complete in advance that will be sent upon registration.
What will I learn at training?
- Common mental health concerns among youth
- Signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use problems in youth
- Local resources and where to turn for help in the Atlanta Jewish community
- 5 step action plan to assess a situation and help a youth
What topics are covered?
- Substance Use
- Disorders in which psychosis may occur
- Eating disorders
- Disruptive Behavior Disorder (including AD/HD)
- Eating Disorders
These trainings are open to all supplemental and full-time Jewish educators working with youth.
This event is brought to you by the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta Jewish Education Collaborative, Jewish Camp Initiative, and JumpSpark initiatives. The program will be run by Rebecca Brown and Jaime Stepansky, both licensed social workers at Jewish Family & Career Services.