Mobile Crisis Intervention​ Working with Youth​: Behavioral Health Fundamentals

Training Description:

Mobile Crisis Intervention – Working with Youth: Behavioral Health Fundamentals learning session provides a foundational base of knowledge for understating common behavioral health concerns experienced by youth in crisis, including anxiety, mood disorders, emerging psychosis, autism spectrum disorder and substance use. For each of these behavioral health concerns the learning session explores definition, prevalence, signs and symptoms, screening tools, strategies, and key considerations specific to race, gender identity, sexual orientation. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on youth mental health is also addressed.

Training Objectives:

At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe common behavioral health concerns in youth.
  2. List symptoms of common behavioral health concerns in youth.
  3. Discuss screening approaches and other strategies related to common behavioral health concerns in youth.
  4. Explain unique factors related to working with youth in crisis.

Continuing Education Credits:

Discipline Approval Statement
Licensed Social Worker This program has been approved for 1.5 Social Work Continuing Education hours for re-licensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. NASW-MA Chapter CE Approving Program, Authorization Number D 92180.
Licensed Psychologist CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Academy (SCA) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Academy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Academy maintains responsibility for this program and its content. For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact Berkshire AHEC at For questions about CE, contact Spiritual Competency Academy at 1.5 CE Hour(s). 
MA Licensed Mental Health Counselor This program has been approved for 1.5 Category | MaMHCA hours for re-licensure in accordance with 262 CMR. MEACP Authorization 23-0563. 
MA Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor This course has been approved by the Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services/LADC Unit for 1.5 contact hours for Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors and Assistants. 
MA Registered Nurse Program meets the requirements for nursing contact hours as specified by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing 244 CMR 5.04 
MA Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist This activity has been certified by NEAFAST on behalf of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health & Human Services Professions, for LMFT professional continuing education. Certification # PC- 042077 
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Please allow 3-4 weeks for email delivery of any CE Credit certificates from Berkshire AHEC, the CE Credit provider.