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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Friday, April 28 or Saturday 29, 2023 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

First Congregational Church | Fellowship Hall

First Congregational Church of Ripon is offering 2 training opportunities for YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID in partnership with the National Council for Mental Wellbeing. These trainings are free to the general public through a generous grant to help train youth workers and faith communities. Participants do not need to be affiliated with a church to attend the training.

YMHFA is a one day training from 8 AM to 4:30 PM. Participants can register for either the Friday or Saturday training. You do not need to attend both days. The same topics and materials will be covered at each training.

Refreshments, snacks, and lunch will be provided by First Congregational Church at no cost.

Why Youth Mental Health First Aid?

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among children and adolescents ages 12-18.

Training Overview

YMHFA is a workshop lead by two trained instructors, Rev. Jake Czarnik-Neimeyer and Cindy Czarnik-Neimeyer M.S., CPS Catalpa Health/Appleton Schools ATODA & Mental Health Liaison.

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. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders. This course is ideal for those having contact with youth aged 12-18. Examples include: teachers, aids, bus drivers, school support staff, coaches, juvenile justice workers, employers of youth, faith-based communities and youth organizations.


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