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"Reiman, Kara" <[log in to unmask]>
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Reiman, Kara
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 19:58:28 +0000
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The Maine State Library is proud to sponsor a Youth Mental Health First Aid Training for public and school librarians on Thursday, November 14th from 8:30-5:00. The training is free and will be held at the State Library in the Maine Authors Room.  Mental Health First Aid is a national best-practice, evidenced-based certification course that is 8 hours in length and leads to a 3 year certification issued by the National Council on Behavioral Health.   Specifically for people who work with kids ages 12-18, this nationally certified program is jam packed with information designed to help you identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health concerns.  Youth Mental Health First Aid helps people understand what adolescents who experience mental health concerns and addiction face.  The topics are well researched, the lessons are easy to follow and the format gets to the issues around stigma and how you can help move more and more kids toward recovery. The eight hour course results in a 3-year national certification as a Youth Mental Health First Aider.

To register, visit or find the event on the Maine State Library Continuing Education calendar.

Kara Reiman
Children's Literacy Specialist
Maine State Library

Maine ALA Councilor