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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Offered to Community

 The training 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 challenges or is in crisis.

 The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a five-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.

 Youth Mental Health First Aid sessions are free trainings provided by Henderson County Schools through the “Project Aware” grant funded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  The trainings on July 21st and August 5th will be from 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM at the Professional Development Center at 631 N. Green Street, Henderson, KY. The July 27th training will be held at South Middle School at 800 S. Alves Street, Henderson, KY from 7:30 AM-3:30 PM. The trainings on August 22nd and 23rd will be held at the Professional Development Center from 4:00-8:00 PM.

 For details on the training and to register, please contact Rhonda Garner at 270-270-831-5000 or garner@henderson.kyschools.us

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