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GCPS 2019-2020 Professional Development
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Thursday, August 22 • 8:00am - 4:00pm
Youth Mental Health First Aid For Teachers & Staff FILLING

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Intended Participants: Teachers & Staff

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge, or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. 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. Successful completion of this course satisfies the VDOE mental health training recertification requirement for school counselors.


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Thursday August 22, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm
Gloucester High School 6680 Short Ln, Gloucester, VA 23061, USA

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