Youth Mental Health First Aid

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Wednesday, September 26 and
Thursday, September 27

The Second Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program is hosting a continuing education event of interest to volunteer guardians ad litem.

Join us on Wednesday, September 26 and Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at our offices on Thomasville Road for Youth Mental Health First Aid.

Sponsored by Florida AWARE, this two-day course will cover the following topics.

Day One: September 26

  • Prevalence of various mental health disorders impacting youth and the need for reduced stigma in communities

  • Warning signs of mental health problems that may impact youth, primarily those aged twelve to eighteen

  • Risk and protective factors that can impact a youth's mental health and resiliency

Day Two: September 27

  • Apply a five-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to assess the situation; select and implement appropriate interventions; and help the youth in crisis connect with appropriate, evidence-based treatment and supports

  • Community resources available to support you and their families

Participants may receive eight (8) hours of continuing education credit. Afterward, report your hours using Optima.

The event is free. You can download a print flyer, register to attend and submit questions to the event contact below.

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First Published September 16, 2018