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Learn valuable skills in identifying, understanding and responding to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders in youth ages 12-18.

Join other parents, people who work with youth, teachers and school staff, coaches, camp counselors; and youth group leaders for a Youth Mental Health First Aid workshop from 5 to 9:30 pm on Feb. 28. This is a free virtual training.

This course has two parts: a 2-hour online learning course on your own time, followed by a 4.5-hour instructor-led online training. The 2-hour online pre-course must be completed between Feb. 20 and 25, and the instructor-led training is online from 5 to 9:30 pm on Monday, Feb. 28.

This 6.5-hour training gives adults who live and work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to adolescents (ages 12-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

To register, call Partners in Prevention at 989-356-2880 or 800-354-2880, or email ruth@nemcpi.org. Include your name, email and phone number. Registration deadline is Thursday, Feb 17. Questions? Contact mary@nemcpi.org.

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