Free course for school staff, parents, and others to help adolescents in crisis.
Are you concerned about your adolescent? Is your child experiencing a crisis? Do you know how to help?
Learn about first aid for mental health, a new one-day course offered to parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, and others on how to help an adolescent aged 12 to 18 years. The free course and is presented by PWCS in collaboration with the Prince William County Community Services Board through a grant from the Potomac Health Foundation.
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.
There are four opportunities to take this one-day course. (Choose only one date.)
• Saturday, March 4, at the Kelly Leadership Center (room 1101 A/B)
• Saturday, April 22, at the Kelly Leadership Center (room 1101 A/B)
• Saturday, May 13, at the Kelly Leadership Center (room 1101 A/B)
• Saturday, June 3, at Gainesville Middle School
The course will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided.
PWCS employees will receive professional development credit.