Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

Location: Camarillo Police Department Community Meeting Room
Date & Time: March 23rd & 30th, 2016/ 5:30PM – 9:30PM
Do you know how to recognize the signs and symptoms of youth that are in an emotional crisis or developing mental health problems?
Youth Mental Health First Aid is a free 8 hour training course primarily focused on information adult participants can use to help adolescents (ages 12-18) who are experiencing mental health challenges, substance use, anxiety, depression as well as reviewing typical adolescent development.
Participants will learn to support youth developing signs and symptoms of a mental health problem or those in an emotional crisis by learning a five-step action plan:
• Assess for risk of suicide or harm
• Listen non-judgmentally
• Give reassurance and information
• Encourage appropriate professional help
• Encourage self-help and other support strategies
To register please email Mary Ellen Collins, Certified Trainer: or call (805) 657-4408
Made possible through funding from Ventura County Behavioral Health Department
Prepared by: Mark Stadler, CIT Program Administrator