The District of Columbia Department of Behavioral Health, Wesley Theological Seminary, and Ward 5, 7, & 8 faith communities are offering a free Youth Mental Health First Aid training to District of Columbia based faith community leaders and members who regularly interact with young people.
Date: Saturday, February 27th, 2016 Time: 9am to 5pm (attendees must attend the whole day)
Location: Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church 3000 Pennsylvania Ave SE Washington, DC 20020
**Lunch will be provided.**
Description: The course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, disruptive behavior disorders (including ADHD), and substance use disorder. Participants learn to support a youth who is exhibiting signs and symptoms of a mental illness or is in an emotional crisis through the use of a core five-step action plan: Assess for risk of suicide or harm Listen non-judgmentally Give reassurance and information Encourage appropriate professional help Encourage self-help and other support strategies The Youth Mental Health First Aid curriculum is primarily focused on information participants can use to help adolescents and transition-age youth, ages 12-18.
TO REGISTER OR GET MORE INFORMATION:
- This class is typically $25, but will be free for registrants.
- Training slots are limited. If your plans change and you can no longer attend, please let us know so we can allow another person to take your place.
- To learn more, please contact Tiffany Lee at Wesley Theological Seminary’s Institute for Community Engagement at (202) 706-6838 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration Deadline is February 18, 2016
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