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Training in Youth Mental Health First Aid Offered to Day Student Parents

Date: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Fork Union Military Academy is pleased to offer our day student parents the opportunity to participate in Youth Mental Health First Aid Training on February 22nd, 2020, from 08:00 to 17:00 (8 am to 5 pm).

Why Youth Mental Health First Aid? Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify,  understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to adolescents (ages 12-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

The course covers common signs and symptoms of mental illnesses in this age group, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Common signs and symptoms of substance use
  • How to interact with an adolescent in crisis
  • How to connect the adolescent with help

If you are interested in attending, please contact Ms. White in the College Counseling and Cadet Services Department at whiter@fuma.org or 434-842-4203. 


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