June 28, 2019
Youth Mental Health First Aid training
If you are a foster parent, kinship caregiver, or Division of Family and Children Services staff member, we would like to invite you to a free, all-day Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) training.
Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour public education program that:
• introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health concerns in adolescents
• builds understanding of the importance of early intervention
• teaches individuals how to help an adolescent experiencing a mental health challenge
• uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis
• teaches participants how to select interventions and provide initial help
• teaches participants how to connect young people to mental health clinicians
The Center for Leadership in Disability is collaborating with the Georgia Department of Education to coordinate free YMHFA trainings, funded as part of Georgia's Project AWARE grant. The DFCS Prevention and Community Support Section is coordinating these training opportunities in all 14 DFCS regions to offer this great training opportunity to you. Please register for this training below. Space is limited so please register soon!