Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, coaches, school staff, peers, neighbors, youth workers, 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.

Dates: September 24, 2020 (8-4 p.m.); November 17, 2020 (8-4 p.m.); or December 11, 2020 (8-4 p.m.)
Cost: FREE
Registration: www.cognitoforms.com/VermontAfterschool/_20202021ProfessionalDevelopment

  • Trainings will be delivered through Zoom. It is strongly suggested that you use a device (computer or phone) with a webcam. If you don’t have access to one, you can call in. 
  • You must pre-register to receive the Zoom link in advance.
  • If you have any questions, please reach out to Nicole Miller at nicole@nullvermontafterschool.org or 802-448-3464.