Youth Mental Health First Aid

NEW DATE Saturday July 13, 2024 9am – 4:30pm

*In-Person Training* (Lunch and Materials included)

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 ADHD), and eating disorders.

Who Should Know Mental Health First Aid?

  • Teachers
  • School Staff
  • Coaches
  • Camp Counselors
  • Youth Group Leaders
  • Parents
  • Adults who work with Youth

This training will be IN-PERSON at 170 Jennifer Road, Annapolis, MD 21401

(1st Floor Conference Center)

This training is a collaborative event between Anchored Hope Therapy and The Journey2Well.

Training Facilitators

Lauren Jenkins, LCPC

Mental Health First Aid Trainer and Expert in Professional and Leadership Development

A sought out trainer, Lauren’s expertise include curriculum development and the facilitation of various trainings in the areas of community and organizational wellness, leadership, trauma-informed care, and mental health. She is a Certified Mental Health First Aid Trainer (Youth & Adult), through the National Council for Wellbeing; a Master Trainer in Adverse Childhood Experiences, Trauma Informed Care, and a certified facilitator of the various Cognitive Behavioral Programming.

Letitia McMillion

Letitia holds over 25 years of extensive professional experience in the fields of education, youth justice, staff training, and curriculum development. Letitia joined The Journey2Well, LLC August of 2021 as a contracted trainer and consultant. In addition to being certified as a Mental Health First Aid Instructor, Letitia is a certified trainer of many trainings including Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Motivational Interviewing, and Think Trauma by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. She is also certified Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and 360 Feedback Coach, providing Emotional Quotient Inventory, which is the world’s leading measure of emotional intelligence.