WHAT: Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: Youth Mental Health First Aid Training is designed for adults who regularly interact with young people
WHERE: Southwest Behavioral & Health Services in the Administration Building at 3450 North 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85012
WHEN: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 and Wednesday, October 2, 2019
About Youth Mental Health First Aid
Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is specifically designed to teach individuals how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.
YMHFA 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.
This training is provided at no cost through a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
About Southwest Behavioral & Health Services:
Incorporated in 1974 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Southwest Behavioral & Health Services provides services in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, rural Maricopa County, Gila, Mohave, Coconino, and Yavapai counties.
Our Mission: “We inspire people to feel better and reach their potential. Through helping people discover their strengths, we improve our communities.”
SB&H offers an array of programs to meet the unique needs of the communities we serve. These include outpatient mental health treatment and psychiatric services including medication monitoring; assistance for persons with addictions; intensive inpatient care for persons in crisis; residential housing, in-home and supported housing services; prevention services, community outreach and school-based counseling; services throughout the lifespan for members with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD); and four opioid replacement clinics throughout the state that are working tirelessly to save lives and help alleviate the statewide crisis.
More recently, integrated care and value based contracting have been initiated to offer a more flexible and culturally sensitive approach to clients served and resolve the historical challenges of fragmented care.