ACA, Texoma Pre-Conference Trainings

Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

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The Youth Mental Health First Aid Course is designed to teach individuals how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. 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. The scenarios used throughout the course are camp based. 

Registration includes program, course materials, the Mental Health First Aid book, and lunch.

Accreditation Process Workshop

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This workshop is designed for camp representatives who are preparing for accreditation visits. The course is appropriate for those who are new to the accreditation process and those who have been part of an accreditation visit or completed standards training in the past. Lunch is provided as part of this course.