Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) Training

21 Sep 2022 4:51 PM | Anne Zaslofsky (Administrator)
  • 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. YMHFA is designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. 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. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders. By the end of the training, participants will be able to recognize and respond to the signs of mental health or addictions challenges or crises in young people age 12-18. YMHFA meets educator suicide prevention/mental illness training requirement per MN statute 122A.187 as determined by district. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance that they can submit for CEUs.

  •  Dates & Times

  • Friday, October 21, 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

  • Friday, December 9, 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

  • Friday, December 16, 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

  • Commitment

  • This training is a blended training, meaning it includes both an individual, self-paced component as well as a live, virtual component. Participants are required to complete 2 hours of self-paced pre-work before gaining access to the live, 5.5 hour training portion. If a participant does not complete the pre-work at least 2 days prior to the session start date, their registration will be cancelled.

  • Participants will need access to stable internet, use a laptop or Chromebook in order to have full access to all Zoom features, & keep their camera on the whole training to confirm full attendance.

  • Registration link

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