Take the course, help adolescents, strengthen your community
Trainer: Allison Esber
May 8, 2019 from 8:00-5:00 PM
Youth Mental Health First Aid® 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, addiction or 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.
Adult and Public Safety Training’s are also available.
There will be a $30.00 fee implemented to cover the cost of materials for any person(s) registering outside of Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery’s funded providers. Payment is due prior to the first day of training. You will not be admitted into the training without prior payment as the manual is imperative to the course. Checks/Money Orders/Cash are accepted forms of payment. Checks can be made out to StarkMHAR. Payment can be mailed or dropped off to the StarkMHAR office during regular business hours and brought to the attention of Carrie Long.
Presented by Adam Lesser, LCSW, Deputy Director of The Columbia Lighthouse Project
Who should attend: Mental Health Providers, Physicians, Hospital staff, Crisis Evaluators, Police, Fire, EMS, Court, Social Workers, Clergy, Schools, Military, Substance Abuse, Homeless and Domestic Violence Shelter Staff.
About the training: Since its implementation, C-SSRS helped reduce suicide rate by 65% over the first ten months in the Tennessee programs of the nation’s largest provider of outpatient community behavioral health care. Improved questioning using the C-SSRS also reduces over-identification of risk seen with measures that combine ideation and behavior and do not distinguish suicidal and non-suicidal behavior.
Asking about suicide risk cannot be the province of solely specialists if we are to have a successful National Suicide Prevention Strategy and violence reduction. Knowing that you can ask and knowing how to ask about suicide risk are two key messages that will change how many lives are saved and protected from the effects of violence. The C-SSRS is an effective and feasible tool that can be used by anyone across all sectors of society. It is part of the toolkit for Zero Suicide recommended by the National Action Alliance.
Location – First Christian Church, Heritage Hall; 6900 Market Avenue North, North Canton, Ohio 44721.
Cost – This is a free training.
Education credits – 3.5 CEUs available.
Limited space, please register by May 6, 2019.