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Youth Mental Health First Aid – At Carlow
September 29, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
September 29 I 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Carlow University: A.J. Palumbo Hall of Science & Technology Corner of Fifth & Craft Avenues, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (Enter 3333 Fifth Avenue into GPS)
All educators, youth leaders, parents or anyone interested in this topic are welcome to attend. No fee. Morning coffee, box lunch & training materials provided. Free-will offering accepted to defray ancillary expenses. This course is approved by the Allegheny Intermediate Unit for Act 48 professional development hours. AIU charges $5 processing fee; teachers who wish credit, bring cash or check & your PD ID number.
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 5-step action plan. 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.
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