Youth Mental Health First Aid Workshop

by Shawn Petty | Dec 28, 2017
Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge.

Texas ACE is proud to offer a Youth Mental Health First Aid course on Tuesday, January 30th and Wednesday, January 31st in San Benito. The Texas ACE Trainer for this workshop will be Lauri Celli, joined by ESC 13 Trainer & ACE Project Director, Willa Rosen.

What Will Participants Learn?

The course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder. Participants do not learn to diagnose, nor how to provide any therapy or counseling – rather, participants learn to support a youth developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis by applying a core five-step action plan:

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm 
  • Listen nonjudgmentally 
  • Give reassurance and information 
  • Encourage appropriate professional help 
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies 
The Youth Mental Health First Aid USA curriculum is primarily focused on information participants can use to help adolescents and transition-age youth, ages 12-18.


Date: Tuesday, Jan. 30th to Wednesday, Jan. 31st
Time: Both Days = 9 am to 1 pm 
Location: Veterans Memorial Academy Library, 2115 N. Williams Rd., San Benito, TX, 78586
Don't Wait! Registration is Limited to 30!