Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Hosted by the Colorado League of Charter Schools, Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council and Mental Health First Aid Colorado
Date: Thursday, February 5
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Colorado League of Charter Schools' Training Center, 4201 E. Yale Avenue, Denver | Click here for directions and parking information
Description: The Colorado League of Charter Schools is pleased to announce a new collaboration with the Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council and the Mental Health First Aid Colorado initiative to provide Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) trainings to interested League members. The League recognizes YMHFA as an opportunity to promote integrated care in our communities and strengthen partnerships with our local schools, communities, and behavioral health organizations. Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking, internationally recognized evidence-based training program to help citizens identify mental health and substance abuse problems, connect individuals to care, and safely de-escalate crisis situations if needed. A specific Youth MHFA curriculum has been tailored for adults who work and engage with youth. This interactive Youth MHFA session will cover:
- The potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including: depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis, eating disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury.
- An understanding of the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced stigma in their communities. A five-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to assess the situation, to select and implement appropriate interventions, and to help the individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional care.
- The evidence-based professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem.
Participants receive an eight-hour certification in Youth Mental Health First Aid, 250 page manual, increased skills and confidence in crisis and non-crisis mental health intervention.
Registration: Click here to register! Registration Password: 15clcs15
Registration Deadline: February 3rd
If unable to attend this event in Denver, there are more trainings available across the state: http://www.mhfaco.org/find-a-class/