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Youth Mental Health First Aid @ Martin Luther King Community Center
Apr 27 @ 8:15 am – 12:30 pm
Youth Mental Health First Aid @ Martin Luther King Community Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
*Note: This is a 2-part course. Participants MUST complete both parts to earn certification* Youth Mental Health First Aid Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Surviving to Thriving: Adult Resilience in Caring for Youth @ Martin Luther King Community Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
We love our children and students, but sometimes caring for and educating youth who have challenging behaviors can take its toll on us as adults. This is why it is important for us to go beyond self-care and carefully consider how we can build our
Youth Mental Health First Aid @ Midwest Toxicology Services
May 10 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Youth Mental Health First Aid @ Midwest Toxicology Services | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Youth Mental Health First Aid reviews the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents and how to help a child in crisis or who is experiencing a mental health challenge. Course Description: Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour interactive training course
Apr
27
Sat
Youth Mental Health First Aid @ Martin Luther King Community Center
Apr 27 @ 8:15 am – 12:30 pm
Youth Mental Health First Aid @ Martin Luther King Community Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

*Note: This is a 2-part course. Participants MUST complete both parts to earn certification*

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. The course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

Course includes: Manual, all course supplies, certificate
Cost: $50

Part 1: Sat. Apr. 13, 2019
8:15 am – 12:30 pm
MLK Community Center
​40 W. 40th St.
Indianapolis, IN
Part 2: Sat. Apr. 27, 2019
8:15 am – 12:45 pm
MLK Community Center
40 W. 40th. St.
Indianapolis, IN

​What you will learn

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, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder. Participants do not learn to diagnose, nor how to provide any therapy or counseling – rather, participants learn to support a youth developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis by applying 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 USA curriculum is primarily focused on information participants can use to help adolescents and transition-age youth, ages 12-18.

Who created the course?

The National Council for Behavioral Health was instrumental in bringing Mental Health First Aid to the U.S. Mental Health First Aid USA worked with experts at the National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health at the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development to develop the youth program. For more information about the program, including history, research, global Mental Health First Aid, and program regulation in the U.S.
May
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Wed
Surviving to Thriving: Adult Resilience in Caring for Youth @ Martin Luther King Community Center
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

We love our children and students, but sometimes caring for and educating youth who have challenging behaviors can take its toll on us as adults. This is why it is important for us to go beyond self-care and carefully consider how we can build our resilience.

In “Adult Resilience in Caring for Youth”, participants will practice recognizing the signs and symptoms of childhood trauma, while evaluating their own resilience. We will learn about how caring for children and students who struggle with challenging behaviors can affect the caregiver/educator, and learn the difference between burn-out and secondary traumatic stress. During the training, participants will use specific tools to assess their own resilience, and build a game plan for strengthening themselves as they provide care for others.

“Adult Resilience in Caring for Youth” is the second session in Surviving to Thriving. While not mandatory, it is recommended that participants complete session one: Defining Childhood Trauma

Course fee includes training materials, certificate of completion, and light refreshments.

For more information about Surviving to Thriving, visit www.indianamhmcom.

May
10
Fri
Youth Mental Health First Aid @ Midwest Toxicology Services
May 10 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Youth Mental Health First Aid @ Midwest Toxicology Services | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Youth Mental Health First Aid reviews the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents and how to help a child in crisis or who is experiencing a mental health challenge.

Course Description: Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour interactive training course designed to give members of the public key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Similar to CPR and First Aid training, Mental Health First Aid training helps an individual who doesn’t have clinical training assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis until appropriate help arrives or the crisis subsides or becomes under control.

****There will be a few short breaks throughout the training. Please bring a sack lunch as lunch will not be provided. DO NOT plan to leave for lunch as we will not be able to wait for you to resume training.****

Why Mental Health First Aid?

  • Be Prepared: Just as you learn CPR, learn how to help in a mental health crisis.
  • Mental Illnesses are Common: One in five adults are affected each year.
  • You Care: Learn how to be there for people you come in contact with.
  • You Can Help: People with mental health issues often suffer alone. A few encouraging words may be all it takes to get them some help.
  • Reduce Stigma: More people will seek help when the stigma of mental illness is eliminated.

Who Should Take This Course?

  • School Faculty, Staff, and Volunteers
  • Public Safety Personnel
  • First Responders
  • Medical Professionals
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Business Leaders
  • Faith Communities
  • Military & Veterans
  • Support Service Personnel
  • Care Providers
  • Child Advocates
  • Social Service Personnel
  • Parents & Other Caring Citizens