Mental Health First Aid

Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky is proud to have a certified Youth Mental Health First Aid trainer on staff. In addition to his responsibilities as Director of Admissions, Dwight Marvin also conducts community training sessions focused on mental health first aid.

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. Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack – even if you have no clinical training – Youth Mental Health First Aid gives you the tools to assist a child experiencing a mental health crisis.

Participants will learn how to recognize and respond to mental health issues, including:

  • Depression and mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Trauma
  • Psychosis
  • Substance Use disorders
  • Eating Disorders

Interested in scheduling a Youth Mental Health First Aid training session for your office, church, school, or civic group? Please contact us at [email protected] or by calling Dwight Marvin at 859.261.8768.

If you’re interested in attending an existing training session as an individual, you can view currently scheduled workshops on the Tri-State Mental Health First Aid website.

For more information about Youth Mental Health First Aid, click here to view our training brochure.

Dwight Marvin

Dwight Marvin

Director of Admissions