Thursday, June 15 & Friday, June 16, 2017
ACCESS River East (Rm 117), 975 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg, MB
One in three Canadians will experience a mental health problem at some point in their life. Problems often first develop during adolescence or early adulthood, with half of all mental disorders beginning by age 14, and 75 per cent beginning by age 24.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as physical first aid is administered to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained. MHFA is given until appropriate treatment is found or until the crisis is resolved. The program does not teach people how to be therapists.
This two-day program is presented by experienced and certified Knowles Centre facilitators Lauren Hershfield, BA, MSW, Clinical Director; and Dave Purpur, BA, Group Care Treatment Director.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: The training is for youth care and support workers, social workers and therapists, parents and foster parents, educational professionals, and other caregivers who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to deal with children/youth developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.
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Seating is limited. Register today to ensure you don’t miss out on this important opportunity.