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Youth Mental Health First Aid

  • February 07, 2023
  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Remote via Zoom
  • 26

Registration

(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

A 7.5-hour Training with Jane Skantze & Kara LaMarche

February 7, 2023

8:30am–3:30pm


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.  

      Kara LaMarche is a mental health educator and advocate for mental health awareness. She has a strong history of working in partnership with schools and community partners to elevate the importance of mental health wellness for youth and families and communities. Kara brings her social media and marketing experience and commitment to building resiliency to her advocacy and training efforts focused on breaking down stigma, and educating and empowering individuals and communities. 

      REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members  $50;  *Non-Members $60; *NBCC add $5. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

      7.5 Contact Hours Available
      CRSW Performance Domains: 3, 4
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence3, 4, 16, 17
      CPS Domains: 2, 4, 6
      NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
      NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

      PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

      This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

      This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.


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