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Register for Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Today!

Join NCPTA and trainers from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction for a Youth Mental Health First Aid training!

Date: November 30, 2017

Time: 8:30-5pm

Location: NCPTA Headquarters, 3501 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27612

Cost: $30 (includes lunch)

Youth Mental Health First Aid (y-MHFA) is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, 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.

Register today!