Youth Mental Health First Aid

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Youth Mental Health First Aid

February 26, 2021 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Youth Mental Health First Aid

February 26th, 2021

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Cost: FREE

Register by February 9th, 2021

Instructors:  Ashley Deason and Marion Jacobs

Breaks: 1 Hour Lunch Break

Location: Virtual (Zoom)

Who should attend? Parents, social workers, mental health authorities, educators, administrators, substance abuse professionals, coaches, law enforcement, daycare providers, etc.

PLEASE NOTE: A portion of this coursework (approximately 2 hours) must be completed by February 24th, prior to the virtual training.

If you saw someone choking, chances are you would know exactly what to do. If you saw someone having a panic attack, chances are you wouldn’t know what to do.

There is a real health crisis for our kids, one in five children have a diagnosable mental health challenge that can be helped with professional intervention and treatment. Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is a training class designed to equip teachers, nurses, coaches, and parents on how to recognize signs and respond appropriately to a child experiencing a mental health crisis.

YMHFA introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for helping young people in crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance abuse, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including ADHD), and eating disorders.

Pre-class work materials will be sent to attendees on February 10th and must be completed by February 24th. Attendees who do not complete pre-class work materials will not be able to participate. To receive credit for the course, attendees must participate in the entire Zoom session. Contact Jenn Hodgden with any questions at

Register by February 9th, 2021!


February 26, 2021
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Jenn Hodgden
319-365-9165 ext. 470