Endorsed by Curators:
Mental Health First Aid is the initial help offered to a person developing amental health or substance use problem, or experiencing a mental healthcrisis. The first aid is given until appropriate treatment and support are received or until the crisis resolves.
Early childhood educators are in a unique and important role to be prepared to serve as a first
responder to mental health and well-being issues in the lives of children and adults.
Participants will learn:
Risk factors and warning signs of mental health and substance use problems
Information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis and substance use
A 5-step action plan to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or in crisis
How to access evidence-based professional, peer and self-help resources
Participants will earn:
Certification through Mental Health First Aid USA; valid for three years and renewable
8 hours of NCDCDEE Contact Hour Credits awarded through NCAEYC for completion of
Your trainer will be Tanya Dennis, MHFAUSA Certified Trainer.
Training begins promptly at 8:30 am and concludes at 5:30 pm.
You must be present for the entire training to receive certification.
Check-in and light refreshments begin at 8:00 am.
A lunch breaksuggestions for lunch options provided; you may also bring your own lunch
For questions or additional information about registering, or to learn more about hosting an
event: Contact Tanya Dennis at 919-520-7383 or email Tanya firstname.lastname@example.org