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Class offered to help talk about mental health with youth

Garden City USD 457, in partnership with LiveWell Finney County, is offering Youth Mental Health First Aid, a class designed to help adults in talking through mental health challenges with children and youth. 

The class is for parents, school staff, youth leaders, coaches, and others who work with youth. 

Just like a CPR/First Aid course provides laypeople a plan for helping people during accidents and emergencies, Youth Mental Health First Aid gives us a framework and action plan to support children and youth and get them connected to outside help if the crisis is immediate.

Class sessions are from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 13 and 15 in Room 109 at Garden City Achieve, 1312 N. Seventh St. Bring your dinner or a snack.

Credit will be available through PowerLearning for school district employees. Space is limited. Sign up will be first come, first served. You must be 18 years old to participate in the class.

About 2 hours of online work must be completed ahead of time or you will not be able to attend the course.

For questions, or to sign up, please email Diane Elliott at delliott@gckschools.com or call 620-805-8625.