Mental Health Resources

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Date: May 30, 2024
Time: 9am-3:30pm (Lunch will be provided)
Location: Calvary Moravian Church
Register HERE!

Are you planning to be a counselor or leader at Laurel Ridge this summer?  Do you work with your congregation’s youth group? Would you like to learn about the challenges youth face and ways you can support them?

Mark your calendars on Thursday, May 30, 2024, 9am-3:30pm for a Youth Mental Health First Aid training offered by Laurel Ridge Camp and Conference Center and the Commission on Congregational Development. There are 30 spots available for this training opportunity, registration is required so we can prepare for the correct number of participants.

This training will be led by trainers through Partners Health Management. If you would like to donate towards an honorarium please use our MMFA Giving Portal and mark the funds “Youth Mental Health First Aid Honorarium”

“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 5-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.” from