Youth Mental Health First Aid class, Jan. 28
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A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis. You can help.

RCPS offers a free Youth Mental Health First Aid class, Saturday, January 28, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., at Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Drive, Conyers, Room 1177. RCPS staff encouraged to attend.

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Classroom teachers eligible to receive a $100 stipend.

This FREE course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, ADHD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorders.

Participants do not learn to diagnose, nor how to provide any therapy or counseling – rather, participants learn to support a youth developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis by applying a core five-step action plan:

- Assess for risk of suicide or harm.
- Listen nonjudgmentally.
- Give reassurance and information.
- Encourage appropriate professional help.
- Encourage self-help and other support strategies

*Through Project AWARE, Rockdale County Public Schools is able to provide this training at no cost to youth-serving adults in Rockdale County. Mental Health First Aid is included on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

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