Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
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.
Dates and Locations:
Saturday, March 9 at Pulaski Heights UMC
Thursday, April 4 at Pulaski Heights UMC
Thursday, September 26 at Conway FUMC
Saturday, October 5 at Conway FUMC
Each training is from 8:30 am to 5 pm. Cost per person will be $20 and includes the full training resulting in certification good for 3 years, the training manual, all supplies and lunch. If your church has more than 5 people interested in being trained you are encouraged to contact Michelle Moore to set up a training session for your church.
To register, click here. Registration for each training will close 1 week prior to the training date.
EQUIP 2019 is coming soon! It will be held on September 14th from 9am-4pm at Pulaski Heights UMC in Little Rock, AR. The cost will be $20 and will include lunch and a copy of keynote speaker Matt Rawle’s Hollywood Jesus. Registration is now open and is available here. For more information about EQUIP 2019, click here, and for more information about Matt Rawle, click here.
A connectional tool that will facilitate the sharing of support, ideas, advice, and experience among the youth workers of the Arkansas Conference.
The Arkansas Conference Youth Ministry Resource Team is a group of youth workers from around the Arkansas Conference who represent a variety of youth ministry experience and background.