Youth Mental Health First Aid

Posted by Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services on May 19, 2014

Summer youth programs are gearing up, but did you know that you are more likely to encounter a person in a mental health crisis than someone having a heart attack? Learn the warning signs and how YOU can help!

Temple University’s Center for Social Policy and Community Development will be hosting a FREE 8 hour training on Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), for adults who interact with youth. MHFA is a national early intervention and public education program, made free to Philadelphians through the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS).

During this training, you will learn the 5 Step ALGEE action plan, which is administered until appropriate treatment and support are received or until the crisis is resolved. You will be able to identify, understand and respond to signs and symptoms of mental illnesses or substance use disorders.

The training will be held on Tuesday, June 24th and Wednesday, June 25th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Ritter Hall, Room 309, southwest corner of 13th and Montgomery, Philadelphia, PA. Note: Attendance is required at both days, in order to receive a 3 year national certification and free manual

Seating is limited, so register early for this FREE training via For more info: call (215) 790-4996.

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