Youth brain first aid in Newtown
NEWTOWN - A course that teaches the signs of brain illness and substance abuse in youth is planned in early February at the Newtown Parent Connection.
The idea is to help parents distinguish between normal adolescent behavior and behavior that may indicate a problem, according to an event poster.
“Many parents keep first aid manuals at home and millions take first aid courses in case of drowning, falls, cuts, scrapes, and other common injuries, but ignore basic care when it comes to the brain,” the poster says.
The free course, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 9, is sponsored by the Avielle Foundation and the Resiliency Center of Newtown.
For more details, visit the registration page.