La Farge Schools has some seats available for any parents, community members, or local service providers who would like to participate in Youth Mental Health First Aid training. A description of the training is below.
The training will be in the La Farge Schools MS/HS Library from 8:00 - 3:30. Lunch will be provided; BYOB.
Please contact Meaghan Gustafson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-625-0107 to reserve a seat for the training.
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.