COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Project AWARE is about to start a youth "mental health" first aid program right here in the Chattahoochee Valley.
Project AWARE will train members of the public in Muscogee County who work with youth to improve mental health literacy among other things.
It is an eight hour training certification course which teaches participants a five-step action plan to assess a child's mental state.
"The target audience would be adults who work with children from age 13 to 18 and we will provide these courses for the next three-and-a-half years old," Tammi Clarke said with Project AWARE.
During this course, participants will build an understanding of the importance of early intervention and learn how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge.
This is a free class and you can register by calling (706) 748-3292. Seats are limited to 30 participants per session.
The first session is a two day class scheduled for June 15 and June 16 from 9 a.m. until 1p.m. Session two will be completed in one day scheduled for July 7 from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
All sessions will be held at the Goodwill Career Center located at 2601 Cross Country Drive, Building A in Columbus.