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Brockton Public Schools Hosting Free Youth Mental Health First Aid Training for Families

Brockton Public Schools Hosting Free Youth Mental Health First Aid Training for Families
A group of three BPS parents takes part in an exercise during the first of two Youth Mental Health First Aid courses

May is Mental Health Awareness month, and the Brockton Public Schools are working directly with students’ families to provide key resources and develop the skills needed to recognize emerging mental health concerns in teens.

Youth Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based course that provides people with the essential tools to identify, understand and respond to support those who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge – including connecting them with appropriate support and resources when needed.

Brockton Public Schools are hosting a free Youth Mental Health First Aid training for district families on Wednesday, May 29, from 3:30-7:30 p.m. in the Brockton High School Azure Access Center.

The training, which is made possible through grant funding, empowers participants to recognize risk factors associated with mental disorders in youth ages 12-18 and respond to mental health crises, including suicide ideation.

This program is a blended training that requires both in-person attendance and approximately two hours of independent online coursework before attending on May 29.

To register, please email Shanna Gray at shannagray@bpsma.org. Seats in the class will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

To learn more about Mental Health First Aid, visit www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org.