Presented by: Dr. Cuoco, Arizona Trauma Institute
June 25, 2020
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
This free training will take place live on Zoom.
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Description: This training is geared to the non-behavioral health practitioner, paraprofessionals, graduate students and interested and concerned family, friends and neighbors who oftentimes are the first to witness the signs of distress that may indicate a need for professional intervention.
Mental Health First Aid has been described as a “blueprint for providing comfort, promoting recovery, and helping to reduce distress related to stressful situations, trauma and crisis.” (p. v Mental Health First Aid USA 1999).
This 6-hour session is geared to the non-behavioral health practitioner, paraprofessionals, graduate students and interested and concerned family, friends and neighbors who oftentimes are the first to witness the signs of distress that may indicate a need for professional intervention.
We will review the prevalence of Mental Health issues in the USA as related to youth; make distinctions between distress and disorders, discuss and define Mental Health Action Plans, and their use when presented with individuals with depressive symptoms, self-injurious behavior and/or suicidal behavior, anxiety, panic and trauma. Further, the application of Mental Health First Aid techniques when faced with acute psychosis with/without disruptive and potentially aggressive behaviors.
The presentation will utilize lecture, power point, videos and participation of the attendees in non-threatening demonstrations.
- Participants will be able to list the 5 components of the Mental Health First Aid action plan.
- Participants will be able to name the 5 mental health disorders most prevalent in the USA.
- Participants will be able to identify signs of anxiety, panic, depression and psychosis.
- Participants will be able to distinguish between emotional distress and a mental health disorder.
- Participants will be able to identify the warning signs of suicide and the appropriate Mental Health Action Plan.
This event was funded through: First Things First Arizona. For more information on the programs they support and fund can be found here: www.firstthingsfirst.org