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Youth Mental Health First Aid

Sometimes, first aid isn’t a bandage, or CPR, or the Heimlich, or calling 911. Sometimes, first aid is YOU!

You are more likely to encounter a young person—friend, family member, student, neighbor, or member of the community—in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Learning how to help them is critical.

Participants Will Learn

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to young people showing signs of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care.

Intended Audience

Anyone can take the 8-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid course, but it is ideally designed for adults who work with young people, ages 12-18: teachers, nurses, counselors, coaches, secretaries, campus monitors, yard supervisors, registrars, lunch staff, bus drivers, and leaders of faith communities, law enforcement, parents, and other caring citizens. Mental health professionals who attend should understand this is basic information and will give them a common language to share with their colleagues. Participants are encouraged to attend school teams.

Content from this training supports the Local Control Accountability Plan

Priority Area: Student Engagement and School Climate

When: Thursday, January 30, AND Friday, January 31, 2020

Participants MUST attend both days

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Where: Tuolumne County Ambulance Center

18440 Striker Ct. Sonora, CA 95370

SPACE IS LIMITED TO 35 PARTICIPANTS

Dress comfortably

To register, please contact:

Nena Bauman mbauman@tcsos.us

209-536-2081

RSVPs or changes must be received by January 13, 2020.

Participants may be photographed for use in promotional and/or news materials.

Sponsored by the California Department of Education (CDE), Educator Excellence and Equity Division and Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools. This training is made possible through funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through the Project Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education State Educational Agency (AWARE-SEA) and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Stop School Violence Act Program. California’s Project AWARE-SEA (Project Cal-Well) is a consortium of the CDE and three grantee LEAs: Humboldt County Office of Education (HCOE) and Del Norte Unified School District (DNUSD); Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) and Paradise Unified School District (PUSD); and Stanislaus County Office of Education (Stan COE). Participant manuals generously donated by the local chapters of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and stipends generously donated by Blue Shield of California (BSC).