Seminars, Classes & Workshops
Seminars, Classes & Workshops

Seminars, Classes & Workshops

We hope you'll join us for one of our many opportunities to learn and grow as a community. 

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    Youth Mental Health First Aid
    Saturday, May 4 | 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
    Oak Brook

    Saturday | May 4 | 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. | Oak Brook | Room 261–263
    Registration is required and free 

    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 five-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. 

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    Adult Mental Health First Aid Workshop
    Saturday, May 18 | 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
    Oak Brook

    Saturday, May 18 | 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. | Oak Brook | Rooms 261–263
    Registration is required and free

    Adult Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour long course designed by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing. This evidence-based, research-supported program is designed for community service members, parents & guardians of adult children, social workers and therapists, health care workers, beauticians, religious practitioners, and anyone in between. Participants must be 18 years or older and work primarily with adults.

    Mental Health Topics covered include:

    • Anxiety
    • Bipolar Disorders
    • Depression
    • Eating Disorders
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
    • Psychosis Disorders
    • Schizophrenia
    • Substance Use Disorders

    This course is also an accredited professional development opportunity in the form of CEUs (continuing education units). Earn 7.5 hours to count towards renewing your license!

    By the end of this class, you will be able to:

    • Confidently have a supportive conversation with someone about mental health or substance use challenges.
    • Apply the ALGEE action plan in pre-crisis scenarios to connect someone to professional & self-help resources
    • Identify common signs and symptoms of a mental health challenge
    • De-escalate a crisis situation in which a young person is self-harming or having thoughts of suicide
    • and so much more

    El curso de primeros auxilios para la salud mental para adultos es apropiado para cualquier persona mayor de 18 años que desee aprender cómo ayudar a una persona que pueda estar experimentando una crisis o problema relacionado con la salud mental. Los temas cubiertos incluyen ansiedad, depresión, psicosis y adicciones.