Blended Adult Mental Health First Aid

Oak Park Community Rec. Center 229 Madison Street, Oak Park

This Adult Mental Health First Aid is a blended learning course, which in this case means that participants will complete 2 hours of online pre-work before attending the class in person. This will be required prior to attending the class in-person. The content will be available through the learning management system, MHFA Connect. Adult Mental Health First Aid is a course designed by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing (https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/) This evidence-based, research-supported program is designed for community service members, parents & guardians of adult children, social workers and therapists, health care workers, beauticians, religious practitioners, and anyone in between. Participants must be 18 years or older and work primarily with adults. This course is also an accredited professional development opportunity in the form of CEUs (continuing education units). Earn 7.5 hours to count towards renewing your license!  By the end of this class, you will be able to… Confidently have a supportive conversation with someone about mental health or substance use challenges. Apply the ALGEE action plan in pre-crisis scenarios to connect someone to professional & self help resources Identify common signs and symptoms of a mental health challenge De-escalate a crisis situation in which a young person is self-harming or having thoughts […]

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Youth Mental Health First Aid

Western Springs Park District 4211 Grand Avenue, Western Springs

Youth Mental Health First Aid is a 7 hour long course designed by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing (https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/) This evidence-based, research-supported program is designed for parents & guardians of children ages 12-18, teachers & school staff, social workers, coaches and camp counselors, and anyone in between. Participants must be 18 years or older and primarily interact with young people. This course is also an accredited professional development opportunity in the form of CEUs (continuing education units) or CPDUs (continued professional development units). Earn 6.5 hours to count towards renewing your license. By the end of this class, you will be able to… Confidently have a supportive conversation with a young person about mental health or substance use challenges. Apply the ALGEE action plan in pre-crisis scenarios to connect a young person to professional & self help resources Identify common signs and symptoms of a mental health challenge De-escalate a crisis situation in which a young person is self-harming or having thoughts of suicide and so much more Mental Health Topics covered include: Anxiety, Depression, Disruptive Behavior Disorders (including ADHD), Eating Disorders, Psychosis Disorders, and Substance Use Disorders. Register HERE

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Youth Mental Health First Aid

Brookfield Library 3541 Park Ave, Brookfield

Youth Mental Health First Aid is a 7 hour long course designed by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing (https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/) This evidence-based, research-supported program is designed for parents & guardians of children ages 12-18, teachers & school staff, social workers, coaches and camp counselors, and anyone in between. Participants must be 18 years or older and primarily interact with young people. This course is also an accredited professional development opportunity in the form of CEUs (continuing education units) or CPDUs (continued professional development units). Earn 6.5 hours to count towards renewing your license!   By the end of this class, you will be able to… Confidently have a supportive conversation with a young person about mental health or substance use challenges. Apply the ALGEE action plan in pre-crisis scenarios to connect a young person to professional & self help resources Identify common signs and symptoms of a mental health challenge De-escalate a crisis situation in which a young person is self-harming or having thoughts of suicide and so much more   Mental Health Topics covered include: Anxiety, Depression, Disruptive Behavior Disorders (including ADHD), Eating Disorders, Psychosis Disorders, and Substance Use Disorders. Register HERE

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