About this course:
Mental Health First Aid for Adults Assisting Youth (YMHFA) is a public education program which introduces participants to unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and most importantly – teaches individuals how to help a youth in crisis or experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. YMHFA is a 6.5-hour course which uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The course is designed for adults who regularly work or interact with youth – teachers, athletic coaches, mentors, juvenile justice professionals and others – may find the course content useful.
Participants must complete 2 hours of self-paced training at least 3 days prior to the course date.
The 4-hour portion of the course is a small group-interactive training. Participants will join via Zoom and should be prepared to be present and actively engaged for the whole course.
This course is valued at $170 per person, but is being provided to you at no cost by Missouri's Department of Mental Health and SAMHSA's Mental Health Awareness Training grant. Please ensure this funding does not go to waste by communicating any cancellations in advance.
-Computer with microphone and speakers
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