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Youth Mental Health First Aid for Girl Scout Leaders (Reading)

Sat Dec 04, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

In today’s world, mental health is a topic that we hear about all the time. But unlike basic physical first aid, we may feel less able to help someone experiencing a mental health crisis.  This course offers actual strategies and proven tactics for helping a young person (6-23 and even adults) manage a range of concerns that fall on the mental health spectrum.  Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 7-hour program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in children and adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an someone in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. This 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. 

This course is valued at $170 by Mental Health First Aid USA. Thanks to support from the council, GSEMA volunteers may attend for $50.

Full or partial financial aid for first aid trainings is available for volunteers. To request, please complete this form.

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