Youth Mental Health First Aid

This 8-hour course is designed to teach adults who regularly interact with young people how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid, approved by the National Council for Behavioral Health, 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 include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

For further information, please email Christine Cavallucci, LCSW, Executive
Director at: ccavallucci@adapp.org or Anna Barone-Fatigate, MSW, Ass’t. Clinical
Director at: abarone-fatigate@adapp.org