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Sharing from the County Office of Education:
Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification training
For caring adults, including parents, teachers, counselors, first responders and health care providers. Currently there is a shortage of mental health providers, and AIM and partners are providing this training to help meet the need to support our youth mental health. This training will ensure that youth are surrounded by trained individuals who are prepared to recognize and respond to signs of mental illness, substance use disorders and other mental health crises.
Upcoming Youth Mental Health First Aid training opportunities, offered by AIM Youth Mental Health:
August Training: 2 Evening Sessions Mon & Tues August 15 & 16 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm PT
September Training: One Session Friday, September 2nd from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm PT
October Training: One Session Tuesday, October 4th from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm PT
The seven-hour course starts with two hours of self-paced, online course work that you can do anytime followed by five hours of instructor-led training. Currently, the instructor-led portion of the training is done via Zoom. Upon completion, you will be certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid.
The training introduces common mental health challenges for youth and teaches a five-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations; among the topics covered are anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders including ADHD, and eating disorders.
The normal cost for the training is $170 per trainee, but, thanks to grant funding from the Pebble Beach Company Foundation and other generous donors, AIM is able to offer the trainings for $85 per trainee with additional financial support to those who live and work with youth in Monterey County. Email us at info@AIMymh.org to learn about financial assistance.