YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID (YMHFA)
Youth Mental Health First Aid is a practical training that will prepare those who work with young people in what to do when youth are experiencing a mental health crisis, the onset of a mental health disorder, or may be at risk for suicide. Just as CPR helps those without medical training assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person experiencing a mental health crisis. Mental Health First Aiders learn a 5-step action plan that guides them through the process of reaching out and offering appropriate support. The training will include background information about mental health disorders, a Mental Health First Aid manual, and practical training through scenarios and activities.
Trainers will be:
Rev. Annemarie H. Cook, Pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Maple Shade, NJ
Dana Rahmel, M.S.Ed. School Social Worker for the Maple Shade School District in Maple Shade, NJ
Participants are welcome to come on Thursday, December 5, for a time to rest and relax.
Meals start with breakfast on Friday. Programming for The Shepherds’ Gathering starts after dinner on Friday, December 6.
Guests are welcome to depart as needed based on their church responsibilities but meals will be provided through breakfast Sunday, December 8th.
Lodging: Christ Center
SATURDAY CONVERSATION, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM, DECEMBER 7, 2019
If you are not able to make it for the whole weekend, consider joining in the conversation.