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Youth Mental Health First Aid training offered June 8

newspaperYouth Mental Health First Aid training for adults who work with youths is being offered on Wednesday, June 8, in Staunton.

The training is being held at the Valley Community Services Board in the main training room.

The training is free. Sign up by contacting Jordan Coiner at [email protected] or 540-213-7370.

Youth Mental Health First Aid training 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.



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