Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) teaches adults how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among children & adolescents ages 12-18. Course participants should be at least 18 years old.
What is Covered
Common signs & symptoms of mental health challenges in this age group, including anxiety, depression, easting disorders, and attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD)
Common signs & symptoms of substance use challenges
How to interact with a child or adolescents in crisis
How to connect the youth with appropriate help
Expanded content on trauma, substance use, self-care, and the impact of social media & bullying
Ways to Learn
In Person- Learners receive their training during a 6.5 hour, instructor-led, in person session
Blended- Learners complete a 2-hour self-paced online course, and participate in a 4.5-5.5 hour, instructor-led training. Instructor-led trainings can be virtual or in-person.
Who Should Know YMHFA
Youth Group Leaders
Adults who Work with Youth
*Schools providing Teen Mental Health First Aid are required to have 10% of staff trained in Youth Mental Health First Aid
For more information or to schedule a training, contact Kayla Kilpatrick or call (609)261-0001.