In-Service Training: Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is a public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid 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.
In order to earn the Youth Mental Health First Aid certification attendees need to attend both days of training. This training is an 8-hour curriculum split across two days.