Sponsor: North Country Health Consortium in collaboration with the NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association
IMPORTANT: Learners must complete a 2-hour, self-paced online course and participate in the 5.5 hour, instructor-led training. More information on the online pre-work will be sent to your email address shortly after registration.
Important: Learners must complete a 2-hour, self-paced online course and participate in the 5.5 hour, instructor-led training. More information on the online pre-work will be sent to your email address shortly after registration.
PRESENTATION: Youth Mental Health First Aid is an early intervention public education program. It teaches adults how to recognize the signs and symptoms that suggest a potential mental health challenge, how to listen nonjudgmentally and give reassurance to a youth who may be experiencing a mental health challenge, and how to refer a person to appropriate professional support and services.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Describe the purpose of Youth Mental Health First Aid and the role of the Youth Mental Health First Aider.
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health challenges that may impact youth.
- Explain the impact of traumatic experiences and the role of resilience on adolescent development.
- Apply the appropriate steps of the YMHFA Action Plan (ALGEE) to non-crisis situations.
- Apply the appropriate steps of the YMHFA Action Plan (ALGEE) to crisis situations.
- Choose appropriate methods for self-care following the application of Youth Mental Health First Aid in a crisis or non-crisis situation.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:
Jane Skantze is the Community Impact Manager at Makin’ It Happen in Manchester, NH. Jane received her Bachelor’s of Art in Political Science from Plymouth State University in 2010. She is currently in her third year of a Master of Social Work program at Boston University. Jane is a Certified Prevention Specialist in the State of New Hampshire. She has worked for the past ten years in the non-profit sector here in New Hampshire providing training, direct services, and community-focused services throughout the state.
Jessica Bennett, LADAC, LCMHC, ED.S., is a school counselor/LADAC for the Bedford School district. Ms. Bennett joined the district in 2016 and is responsible for creating and providing drug/alcohol prevention programming within the school setting. In addition, she also provides individual and family therapy to clients in the private practice setting through Jessica Bennett Counseling. Currently Ms. Bennett is in the process of obtaining her Doctorate of Education through Rivier University.
For more information and to register click here
- May 12, 2023
- 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
- 25 Deer Hill Road
- see registration