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You are invited to attend a Free certification training in Youth Mental Health First Aid on behalf of Shrewsbury Youth And Family Services and Grafton Public Schools.

Please Note: This is a FREE, 8-hour training that will take place over one day and full attendance is required for certification. Your certification will be valid for three years.

Grafton High School
LG1 Room, Second Floor
24 Providence Road
Grafton, MA 01519

Saturday, November 3, 2018  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 

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 support adolescents (age 12-18) who may be experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for helping 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 ADHD), and eating disorders. As certified Youth Mental Health First Aiders, adults will possess a strong awareness of the mental health challenges facing youth in our community and greater confidence in their ability to approach and assist young people.

Please call or email Christine Mowry at 508-845-6932 or cmowry@syfs-ma.org with questions or comments.
Please dress comfortably as this is an interactive training. Some snacks will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own food or drink. Parking is readily available.