Mental Health First Aid Workshop
Mental Health First Aid for Youth workshop for Mounds View Schools Teachers and StaffAmy Jones (parent, educational consultant, licensed teacher for 25 years, School Board member) is offering a mental health workshop for MV staff this spring. If these fill, additional sessions will be added this summer. This informative and engaging workshop is perfect for people who work (or live) with students age 10-18."Did you know that 1 in 5 children age 13-18 have or will have a mental illness? Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to help an adolescent who is experiencing a mental health challenge or is in crisis. The workshop is designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical development, and teaches an action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include: anxiety, depression, substance use, psychosis, AD/HD, eating disorders and suicide prevention." Participants who complete the course will receive 8 CEUs (which satisfies the mental health and suicide prevention requirements). You will also be certified Mental Health First Aiders by the National Council for Behavioral Health for 3 years.$20 Course Fee covers the cost of the Resource Text. Click here to learn more about Mental Health First Aid.