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Behavioral Health Network hosts first Youth Mental Health First Aid class for Franklin County

posted May 10, 2015, 4:29 PM by Ashley Mark   [ updated May 10, 2015, 6:00 PM ]
Be part of the first Youth Mental Health First Aid class in Franklin County. The Behavioral Health Network is providing a full-day training on June 10th at Greenfield Community College. The Partnership has asked for seven slots to be saved for Gill-Montague. The cost is being covered by the Opioid Task Force. This could be helpful for individuals from schools, youth-serving organizations, law enforcement, and businesses that are dealing with substance abuse and mental health issues. This is an evidence-based curriculum and covers some of the following objectives:
  • Giving adults the tools needed to recognize mental health warning signs including depression, anxiety, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavioral disorders, and substance use disorders.   
  • Being aware of the risk and protective factors that impact youth mental health
  • Teaching adults how to apply a five-step action plan, to assess possible crisis situations, and implement appropriate interventions. 
Contact Kara McLaughlin to save your slots,, 413-863-7512. See the attached flier for more information on the training.
Ashley Mark,
May 10, 2015, 4:29 PM