Recorded on Friday, November 2, 2018
1.5 hour training
FREE for YIPA members
$30 for non-YIPA members
Depression has a negative impact on healthy development. We expect young people to act moody so signs and symptoms of depression often go unnoticed and untreated. Youth depression is on the rise in the United States. It is more important than ever to teach young people healthy ways to cope with their thoughts and feelings, and to connect them with additional resources when needed.
As a youth worker, it’s important you are aware of the red flags and learn when and how to intervene. Having a basic understanding of what to look for and how to help will give you skills to support youth struggling with depression. There are different types of depressive disorders, but you don’t need to know them all or be a psychologist to help youth with depression.
In this training, you’ll learn about how depression develops in youth and how to identify warning signs. You’ll also gain strategies you can teach to the youth you serve so they can learn to manage their depression in healthy ways. Join us for this important training. You may be saving someone’s life.
Your Learning Objectives
- Learn about the development of depression in youth
- Identify the signs and symptoms of depression in youth
- Acquire 2-3 coping strategies that you can teach a youth to help them manage their depression
Dr. Lisa Herman is the founder of Synergy eTherapy, an online telemental health group practice. She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in both Minnesota and New York and has years of clinical experience working with youth and adults who suffer from a wide range of mental health concerns including anxiety disorders. Before moving back to her hometown of Minneapolis, Dr. Lisa worked in New York City as a clinical director for a grant-funded substance abuse treatment program for youth at St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital Center, Child and Family Institute. During this time, Dr. Lisa was also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology (in Psychiatry) at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she enjoyed teaching and supervising psychology and psychiatry trainees. Dr. Lisa currently lives in Minneapolis with her family and they enjoy fishing, cooking, spending time with extended family, traveling, and playing music!
Your Competency Focus Area
Each of YIPA’s trainings are designed around a broad framework of eight youth work competencies. The competency focus of this training is MENTAL HEALTH.
Trainings presented in this focus area will give judgement-free options to understand prevalent mental health issues among youth today, help you connect youth with appropriate mental health resources, and practice good self-care strategies.
- Online Training
- Recorded on Friday, November 2, 2018
- 1.5 hour training
- FREE for YIPA members
- $30 for non-YIPA members. Not a member? Annual memberships are only $99 for individuals and only $250 for organizations. Join now or learn more.
- This training will count as 1.5 CE hours for most boards. Please contact your board directly with questions about submitting.