Just as CPR helps even those without medical training assist an individual having a heart attack, Youth Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a young person experiencing a mental health crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aiders learn a five-step action plan that guides them through the process of reaching out and offering appropriate support. YMHFA training is designed for adults who regularly interact with young people ages 12-18; including teachers, parents, coaches, clergy, school bus drivers, paraprofessionals, juvenile and human services workers, etc. Offered in 23 countries and all 50 states, as of 2016 more than 1 Million people have trained in Mental Health First Aid in the United States.
Participants receive a 200 page reference manual containing extensive information on various mental health disorders and lists of resources.
6 contact hours are granted.
If you have any questions, or are interested in arranging for a training for your staff, agency, or community group please contact Pat Clark, Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Coordinator, at 513.673.2410.
Minimum enrollment: 15 Maximum enrollment: 25
This is an excellent Tier 1 intervention for your school's PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention Support) plan.
COST: FREE (A $170.00 value) -- This workshop is brought to you through a grant from Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education)