Monday, Dec 18, 2017
CASA Lake County
Annual Workshop 2018
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Anyone, anywhere can be the one to make a difference in the life of someone with a mental health or substance use challenge – if they know what to do and what to say.
Just as CPR helps in assisting an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid can help you assist a youth aged 12 – 18 who is experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. Participants do not learn to diagnose, nor how to provide any therapy or counseling – rather, participants learn to support a youth who is developing symptoms of mental illness or of an emotional crisis by applying a core five-step plan.
Since 2008, the core Mental Health First Aid course has been offered to hundreds of thousands of people across the US and has been licensed & adapted for over 22 countries.
This unique and engaging program uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis, select interventions & provide initial help, and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.
Learn the warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among youth including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder.
For more information go to: https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/
For MHFA success stories go to: https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/success-stories/
Very Limited enrollment – Don’t Wait!
Friday, February 23, 2018 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center
3010 Grand Avenue, Waukegan
$35 fee covers materials, breakfast and lunch
CASA volunteers will receive 12 CEUs for participation