National Capital Area Council - Sully District Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

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Sully District Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

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Scouting teaches basic first aid as an essential life skill, come learn how to recognize when first aid is needed for mental health.

The Youth Mental Health First Aid course teaches how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among children and adolescents ages 12-18. 


  • Common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges in this age group, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders and attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD).
  • Common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges.
  • How to interact with a child or adolescent in crisis.
  • How to connect the youth with help.
  • Expanded content on trauma, substance use, self-care and the impact of social media and bullying.

The course is completed in one day, from 8 am to 5 pm.  There is no cost for the training, as the county has received a grant for this course, but a $5 contribution to offset the cost of snacks, water, and coffee is appreciated. Lunch break is short, pizza will be ordered in (or feel free to bring a bag lunch).

All participants will receive a YMHFA certificate of completion.

When & Where
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Centreville Dance Academy
Sunday 06-04-2023
8:00 AM ET to 5:00 PM ET Past
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