Published on June 30th, 2021 | by University Communications


Ocala Education Center hosts training on mental health aid for adolescents

Saint Leo University will present a Youth Mental Health First Aid course on Saturday, August 7, at its Ocala Education Center, 1930 S.W. 38th Ave., Ocala, FL 34474. This course is open to the public and will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and participants are asked to bring a lunch.

Sponsored by Saint Leo University’s Human Services Department, this course is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18). It primarily is designed for adults who regularly interact with young people.

Participants will learn:
● Risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents;
● The importance of early interventions;
● How to help an adolescent in crisis or who is experiencing a mental health challenge; and,
● A five-step action plan to aid young people in crisis and non-crisis situations.

Youth Mental Health First Aid will be taught by certified instructors and. The cost is $25 for registration and includes a workbook. Register at Youth Mental Health First Aid.
For more information, contact Dr. Nancy Wood, director of Saint Leo’s graduate program in Human Services Administration, at

To request accommodations, contact Rena Thomas, director of the Ocala Education Center, at or (352) 671-3391.

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