Life of an Athlete Coaches' Summit: February 2020
The Life of an Athlete staff is hosting a Coaches' Summit open to any coach, teacher, or administrator at NHIAA member schools. This training is held in conjunction with the Youth and Family Field Specialists of the UNH Cooperative Extension. Melissa Lee and Gail Kennedy will be facilitating this full-day training. At the end of the day, all participants will be certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid.
Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) 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 AD/HD), and eating disorders.
Registration is now closed. If you are interested in this topic, or attending another LoA event in the future, contact Ben or Sara (contact info below).
Life of an Athlete's Coaches' Summit: Youth Mental Health First Aid
When: Thursday, February 20th, 2020
Where: Nature Conservancy, 22 Bridge Street, Concord, NH
Who: Coaches, Teachers, Administrators from NHIAA member schools