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Training on 6/6/24: Guide to Supporting Children’s Mental Health for First Responders

On June 6, 2024, the Parent/Professional Advocacy League (PPAL) will be presenting a “Guide to Supporting Children’s Mental Health for First Responders” at the Orleans Police Department, located at 99 Eldredge Park Way in Orleans, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

This training will offer information regarding:

Children’s Mental Health:

  • Understand child and adolescent behaviors
  • Considerations for specific mental health needs, including substance use
  • Understand specific risk concerns

Family Experience:

  • Understand why families call 911
  • What families need police/ first responders to know
  • What improves outcomes for families
  • How to utilize family knowledge

Trauma Support:

  • Guidelines for effective interactions
  • Understanding risk, including suicide prevention
  • Approaches that work with children
  • Know where to direct families for further support