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Youth Mental Health First Aid

August 10, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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One event on August 17, 2019 at 8:00 am

COME TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS FREE TRAINING OPPORTUNITY to learn how to respond to youth struggling with a mental health or substance use problem!

DATES: Saturday, August 10, 8am-12pm AND Saturday, August 17, 8am-12pm

LOCATION: Cornerstone Community Wellness, Sheffield, IL

WHY YMHFA? Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to adolescents (ages 12-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care. 


 • Teachers 

• School staff 

• Coaches 

• Camp counselors 

• Youth group leaders 

• Parents 

• People who work with youth 


  •  Common signs and symptoms of mental illnesses in this age group, including: 
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Eating disorders 
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) 
  • Common signs and symptoms of substance use. 
  • How to interact with an adolescent in crisis. 
  • How to connect the adolescent with help. 

REGISTER: Email Elizabeth Pratt at epratt@ccwell.org or call 815-454-8020 by July 31st.


August 10, 2019
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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