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Mental Health First Aid: Youth 2-day

Date & Time

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 & Thursday, July 14, 2022

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Free. Preregistration required. Registration ends 7/12/2022 3:00 PM





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Youth Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognized skills-based training that teaches adults (age 18 and up) how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health challenges and substance-use challenges in youth. The interactive training gives you the skills you 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.

There are two zoom classes available– Adult and Youth.

The Youth Mental Health First Aid 5.5 hours class is best for parents, family members, caregivers, school staff, and people who are working with youth and want to learn how to help youth who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.

What skills will you get from this training?

  • Common signs and symptoms of mental challenges in this age group
  • Practical skills to recognize signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges
  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a child or adolescent in distress or crisis
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as listening non-judgmentally and communication skills
  • Understanding on how culture plays a role in recognizing mental health challenges and encouraging to reach out for help
  • Mastering how to use ALGEE, the 5-step action plan in crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help – professional and self-help resources
  • Creating your own self-care plan

Please note: You need to complete a 2-hour long pre-work prior to the zoom class. The pre-work includes a great slide presentation and videos.

About the instructor:

Danit Erlich, Ph.D. is a community educator and consultant on topics related to communication, wellness, youth & adult mental health, and suicide prevention. Danit taught Youth and Adult Mental Health First Aid classes to hundreds of people, including school staff from different districts, faith communities, the general public, employees in various companies, and in nonprofit organizations. In her coaching business, Danit is working with families of teens on improving communication and reducing confrontation using a unique model she created.

If you have questions, please contact Danit at danit@alwaysforward.coach


Zoom Meeting