(Sioux Center) Mental Health First Aid for Foster and Adoptive Families and Workers

(Sioux Center) Mental Health First Aid for Foster and Adoptive Families and Workers

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Date(s) - Thursday, April 1, 2021
8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Dordt Agricultural Stewardship Center


Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid 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 five-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 training will occur in two parts:

  • A 2-hour self-paced module, which you will gain access to via Adam Lybarger
  • A 6.5-hour in-person training occurring April 1, 2021

This training has been approved for 8 hours of foster parent training credit. Social Work CEUs will be available. Reach out to Taylor Prather at tprather@seasonscenter.org to inquire about other CEUs.

Child Care Portion of Event
Seasons will be offering FREE respite (child) care for any parent who attends this training. Activities will vary based on the child’s age. The minimum age for child care eligibility is 4 years old. The child must be potty trained. Parents will be required to complete a brief child profile on each child attending the child care portion of this event. This paperwork will be emailed to relevant attendees and can be completed prior to the event OR can be completed in person the day of the event. Please plan to arrive to this event 10 minutes early if you opt to complete this paperwork day-of.

Please print and fill out this certificate and bring it to the training. Have your caseworker and training facilitator sign the form to ensure you receive the CEUs available. Always notify your caseworker or recruiter of your intention to attend any of the training or support group events on this calendar. Acceptable proof would also include the signature of the trainer on either training materials or notes that includes the title and date of the training. Register here.

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