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Youth Mental Health First Aid

Dec 16, 2020
9:00 am 3:00 pm

Registration Closes: November 16, 2020

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches adults the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to youth who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders. Suicide prevention is emphasized in this program.  

YMHFA is an interactive, evidenced-based program, adopted in over 20 countries. Over two million individuals have been trained in the United States.

IMPORTANT Training Details

Required Pre-Training Instruction

• Participants must complete 1.5 hours of on-line self instruction prior to the training.
• A Zoom link will be sent after registration closes to complete the pre-work.
• Pre-Training Instruction must be completed by December 9, 2020 one (1) week prior to the course starting date.
• If not completed by deadline, registrant will be unenrolled in the training.

Link to Virtual Training
One week prior to the training, registered participants will receive a Zoom link for the December 16th training.

This training is made possible by a grant through The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services in conjunction with PreventionFIRST!

Jennifer Biggs, MS, MS, LCDC III, LPC, Therapist
Pat Clark, BA, MA, Consultant

This training is provided at no cost.
Application for Prevention and Health Education CEUs is being made.