Mental Health First Aid Training Opportunities

The Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education is pleased to announce the following training opportunity:

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Youth Mental Health First Aid Sessions:

Pattan  Click here for more information and registration    

Wednesday October 11th, 2017 8:00AM — 5:00PM

Location: PaTTAN - East
Registration: OPEN

Thursday October 26th, 2017 9:00AM — 1:30PM

Location: PaTTAN - Pittsburgh
Registration: OPEN

Friday October 27th, 2017 9:00AM — 1:30PM

Location: PaTTAN - Pittsburgh
Registration: OPEN

Wednesday January 10th, 2018 8:00AM — 5:00PM

Location: PaTTAN - East
Registration: OPEN

Thursday January 25th, 2018 9:00AM — 1:30PM

Location: PaTTAN - Pittsburgh
Registration: OPEN

Friday January 26th, 2018 9:00AM — 1:30PM

Location: PaTTAN - Pittsburgh
Registration: OPEN

Thursday February 22nd, 2018 8:00AM — 5:00PM

Location: PaTTAN - Harrisburg
Registration: OPEN

Thursday March 22nd, 2018 9:00AM — 1:30PM

Location: PaTTAN - Pittsburgh
Registration: OPEN

Friday March 23rd, 2018 9:00AM — 1:30PM

Location: PaTTAN - Pittsburgh
Registration: OPEN

Wednesday April 11th, 2018 8:00AM — 5:00PM

Location: PaTTAN - East
Registration: OPEN

Thursday May 17th, 2018 8:00AM — 5:00PM

Location: PaTTAN - Harrisburg
Registration: OPEN

Mental Health Problems are more common than heart disease, lung disease, and cancer combined. In fact, 1 in 5 Americans is estimated to have a diagnosable mental disorder such as depression, anxiety or substance abuse in any given year, including 13.7 million children. Of those children only a third gets help from formal mental health or substance abuse services.

Youth mental health first aid is an 8 hour training designed to teach people methods of assisting a young person who may be in the early stages of developing a mental health problem or in a mental crisis. This training event is being offered to school and/or agency professionals to ensure ample support is available to youth ages 12-18 years old in area middle and high schools. Suggested audience members are listed below.

Target Audience:
This training is only open to LEA school-based teams consisting of FIVE members. LEAs are public, private, approved private and Charter schools. The five team members must include one or more of the following: classroom teachers, coaches, administrators, social services staff, bus drivers, volunteers, paraprofessional and/or family members.

Other professionals such as substance abuse professionals, social workers, school psychologists, school counselors, and nurses may be included as part of the team, but should not serve as the majority of the team as this training is considered introductory and does not inform advanced skills/strategies.

Credit(s): Act 48 Clock Hours; Psych; BACB available for PaTTAN Pittsburgh and PaTTAN East only

Registration is NOT available on-line.

To register, interested participants should contact:

Pittsburgh - Kristen Olszyk, 800-446-5607 ext. 6848 or kolszyk@pattan.net or Dona Alvino, 800-446-5607 ext. 6870 ordalvino@pattan.net

Harrisburg - Kelly Kapp, 717-901-2271 or kkapp@pattan.net or Nikole Hollins, 717-901-2283 or nhollins@pattan.net

King of Prussia - Debra Jordan, 800-441-3215 ×7224 or djordan@pattan.net or Amy Smith, 610-265-7321 ext. 7262 orasmith@pattan.net