psi, under the direction of Training and Education Manager Dr. Julian Dooley, is pleased to be actively training educators across the state as part of the national Youth Mental Health First Aid program. The program—designed for teachers, school staff, coaches and other adults who regularly interact with adolescents aged 12-18 years—introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems experienced by adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to assist and support an adolescent in a mental health crisis or non-crisis situation. This is an outstanding evidence-based program that is even more valuable now during such trying times in our world. Talk to psi about bringing this program to your school.
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