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Jan 07, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.25 | Free | Holyoke, Massachusetts
Youth Mental Health First Aid is organized by Baystate Health and will be held on Jan 07, 2020 at Baystate Medical Center Education Facility, Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States of America. Target Audience: This course is designed for nurses, mental health counselors, social workers and all those within the community who regularly have contact with young people ages 12-18. Accreditation: • 6.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credit Baystate Health has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 6.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PA’s should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. • 6.25 ANCC Contact Hours • 6.25 BCIPE Instructional Hours • 6.25 APA Psychologists American Psychological Association Baystate Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Baystate Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content. • 6.25 NBCC Baystate Health is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBC requirements. The ACEP solely responsible for all aspects of the program. Goal: Many clinicians, and those in the mental health field are not well informed about how to recognize mental health problems, how to provide support and what the best treatments and services are available. Many people developing mental health disorders do not get professional help or delay getting professional help. The goal of this program is to teach people how to offer initial support until appropriate professional help is received or until the crisis resolves. There can also be a stigma and discrimination against youths with mental health problems, which may be reduced by improving the understanding of their experiences. Why Attend? A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health or substance use problem. Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach caregivers and the community how to help an adolescent (ages 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health challenge or addictions challenge or is in crisis. 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 Learning Objectives: • Discuss the prevalence of various mental health disorders impacting youth and the need for reduced stigma in communities. • Recognize the warning signs of mental health problems that may impact youth, primarily those aged 12-18. • Discuss the risk and protective factors that can impact a youth's mental health and resiliency. • Apply a five-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to assess the situation; to select and implement appropriate interventions; and to help the youth in crisis connect with appropriate, evidence-based treatment and supports. • Identify and access the community resources available to support youth and their families.